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Select the correct answer. Which fallacy does this excerpt from "Cotton Is King" by James Henry Hammond contain? It was this that brought on the American Revolution. We threw off a Government not adapted to our social system, and made one for ourselves. The question is how far have we succeeded? The South, so far as that is concerned, is satisfied, harmonious, and prosperous, but demands to be let alone . . . . You [the North] have been making war upon us [the South] to our very hearthstones. How would you like for us to send lecturers and agitators North, to teach these people this, to aid in combining, and to lead them? . . . We [the South] have kept the Government conservative to the great purposes of the Constitution. A. weak analogy B. ad hominem C. either/or D. ad populum

2 Answer

  • Answer:

    A.                                       Hoped i'm right lol

    Explanation:

  • Answer:

    D is the answer.

    Explanation:

    Fallacy is defined as an argument that seems to be logic in order to disqualify another idea or to show that the first one is better. Ad populum comes from Latin and it refers to appeal to a big audience in order to make an argument seem more convincing than it is. In this question, ad populum is being used at the end, when Hammond mentions that the North would have reacted in the same way as the South if the population living there had received lecturers and agitators.

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