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The Persuasive Power of Television in the 1960’s

- ... According to McLuhan, unlike previous forms of mass media, television initiated physiological changes within the left and right hemispheres of the brain (McLuhan 87). The left hemisphere is responsible for active linear and quantitative processing related to reading and computations. However, the left-brain processing is quickly overshadowed by the right brain stimulating images, movement, and sound of a television. Furthermore, it is well accepted that the limbic regions located in the right brain are responsible for emotion and automatic response at a primal level....   [tags: mass media entertainment and influence]

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Persuasive Arguements in The Life of Olaudah Equiano

- "The Life of Olaudah Equiano” is a captivating story in which Equiano, the author, reflects on his life from becoming a slave to a freeman during the 19th century. Through his experiences and writing, Equiano paints a vivid picture of the atrocities and cruelties of European slavery. Ultimately through his narrative, Equiano intends to persuade his audience, the British government, to abolish the Atlantic slave trade as well as alert them of the harsh treatment of slaves. He successfully accomplishes his goal by subtly making arguments through the use of character, action, and setting....   [tags: slavery, morality, faith]

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Persuasive Essay : Moving Forward With Motivation

- Moving Forward with Motivation Imagine having the ability to motivate a workforce using an internal catalyst that all human beings possess. This internal drive is at the very core of Drive by Daniel Pink. Pink suggests that the business world does not explore the internal human drive that motivates us in the current day. The key concepts related to the topic of motivation gained from the book Drive are autonomy, mastery and purpose (Pink 2009). Motivation is the reason or reasons; one has for acting or behaving in a particular way, the general desire or willingness of someone to do something....   [tags: Motivation, Human behavior, Behavior, Employment]

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Persuasive Essay : My Dad And Dad

- You wake up one morning, stretch, and then inch your way over to your living room. Screaming was just about the last thing you heard before your sight became dim and you punched your ticket to Sleepy Town. Eyes still fogged, you wipe your eyes only to realize there is nobody home. Where did they go. Did they forget about you. Do they still love you. These were questions I would ask myself every day when my parents would separate from each other and leave us with my grandmother. Scared, that emotion filled my soul and sabotaged my thoughts....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Parent]

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Persuasive Essay : Court Room And Floor

- Courthouse Paper There was a plethora of things running through my head as I parked and walked up to the courthouse on Tuesday October 11th such as, was there going to be fancy lawyers and scary criminals. Am I going to be the only one watching if there is not a jury. Am I going to stand out. All of these questions going through my head were making me uneasy but I first became nervous and intimated as I approached the (way bigger than expected) building. I was expecting there to be someone right as I walked in, like a secretary, checking people in and telling them where to go....   [tags: Law, Judge, Question, Psychology]

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Persuasive Essay on Abusing Government Assistance

- "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it." This is one of Mitt Romneys famous quotes. The scary part about this quote is that he is right. About half of our country is dependent upon government assistance, and some are passing this way of life on to their many children....   [tags: work, money, supervision, assistance]

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Persuasive Techniques Used in Rolex Advertisements

- ... And not only is he a professional athlete but also a successful worldwide recognized fashion model with his wife. And therefore, Rolex took advantage of his image and its power over the American consumers. The creator uses ethos to show the credibility of the product by using a celebrity on the advertisement so when people view the advertisement, they will most likely tend to believe that successful people wear Rolex watches. Without even reading the writing on the advertisement, seeing Beckham’s face connected with Rolex gives the company credibility in those that know and like him....   [tags: beckham. watches, valuable]

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Persuasive Essay : Wild Animal Confinement

- Wild Animal Confinement Wild animals have been used to entertain people all around the world. These animals are meant to be “wild.” Zoological parks contain a variety of different wild animals. Zoos have been said to be for educational purposes. However, some may also think of these zoos as a source of entertainment. Seeing wild animals in their natural habitat is educational because human beings are directly learning from the animal and its natural instincts. The natural habitat of a wild animal is very different from the man made cages they live in under confinement....   [tags: Natural environment, Animal, Nature, Wildlife]

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Persuasive Essay : Helpless Little Things

- When you’re riding downtown, you often see people who look homeless and look like they need help. It makes you feel bad for them and want to stop and help them out in any way possible. Sometimes these people are not as helpless as you think. Yes, most people that look like this are usually in need of help, but there are those people who are acting. In the book, Helpless Little Things, Danny finds out the hard way of good acting and, I believe, karma. Jess Walter used logos to appeal to the readers because of the way people want to help out helpless people....   [tags: Want, English-language films, Illegal drug trade]

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Persuasive Speech On Drink Energy Drinks

- Specific purpose: To persuade people not to drink energy drinks. Introduction: I. Good after noon everyone. II. Based on the website cspinet.org which is the Center for Science in the Public Interest publish on June 25, 2014 said that in documents obtained from the Food and Drug Administration show that since 2004, a total of 33 deaths have now been linked to energy drinks. Of those, 22 deaths have been linked to 5-Hour Energy, 11 deaths have been linked to Monster, and one death, a first, has been linked to Rockstar III. So tonight I will tell why you should not drink the dangerous and deathly energy drinks....   [tags: Caffeine, Energy drink, Red Bull, Energy drinks]

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Persuasive Essay : Playing Video Games

- Learning to me use to mean sitting down in a desk in a classroom, listening to a lecture, taking notes,and being able to regurgitate what was needed for a test. After taking this class I have learned that learning is much more, it involves being able to decode the text into a simpler format. While being able to think critically, about what is being said in the text. While bringing that information to my test and assignments I 'm sure that I will be more successful as I continue my education to obtaining my degree....   [tags: Critical thinking, Learning, Thought]

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Persuasive Speech : Good Afternoon Brad

- Good Afternoon Brad, I hope all is well. It was a pleasure meeting with you briefly last month at my branch in Birmingham Alabama for the VAPS contest award we won. I’m escalating this you your attention. I really feel I should not need to contact you directly to get some kind of resolution and CC the world but I have not reached an resolution that’s acceptable and I’ve spoken to multiple people already and have no other choice. I cc’d Mr. Germain, Mr. McGowan & Mr. Ndukwu because of their experience and they need to be aware of what’s happening at the sales level and in hopes they can help with this situation somehow....   [tags: Customer service, Sales]

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Persuasive Speech : My Basketball Game

- There’s 6 seconds left on the clock, we’re up 70-39. Whether we said it or not we all came into this game thinking we were going to lose, or at least I did. I take a moment to look around me and at this 6 seconds I notice I’m playing with four girls who over the years I have grown to “hate”, but walking out of this gym tonight I will be leaving with different thoughts. The clock is winding, and so are the few seconds of my last basketball game on my home court or my last game at all for the matter....   [tags: Game, Play, Games, Toy]

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Persuasive Speech : Amateur Athletic Union

- Every Basketball player dreams of playing college Basketball. Your dream is to play in front of huge crowds, and fans screaming your name from the stands as you make a fascinating play in a game. But getting to this level takes more than just dreaming. You have to be dedicated, hard-working, and willing to make sacrifices to get to this level. While everyone is out there having a good time partying, you have to be disciplined enough to not fall for that trap and go in the gym and work on your craft....   [tags: Basketball, High school, James Naismith]

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Persuasive Speech : 911 Communication Dispatch

- On Monday, December 26, 2016 at 1308 hours, 911 communication dispatch received a call about a Motorcycle verus a Motor Vehicle Crash at the intersection of Guess Road and Old Road. I responded to Guess Road for the Motor Vehicle Crash. Vehicle In Motion: I arrived on scene at 1319 hours, approaching the crash traveling northbound on Guess Road. The suspect vehicle, a Black Harley Davidson, was traveling northbound on Guess Road at a high rate of speed, when it attempted to pass a motor vehicle inside lane....   [tags: Automobile, Motorcycle, English-language films]

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Chemical Warfare Persuasive Reasearch Essay

- The purpose of this essay is to deal with the fact that chemical warfare should be brought back to modern warfare strategies. As Warren Rudman said, “And they will tell you unequivocally that if we have a chemical or biological attack or a nuclear attack anywhere in this country, they are unprepared to deal with it today, and that is of high urgency.” Rudman’s words are true in what they say and that we should do everything to counter-act his statement. Biological weapons are a key to outstanding success in war and therefore, I strongly suggest that chemical warfare is an effective and producible weapon tactic that can be used on today’s battlefield....   [tags: Military History]

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Persuasive Writing Paper: Gene Therapy

- Imagine that one day your son or daughter get diagnosed with a terminal disease and the doctor tells you that you can try to use Gene Therapy to save them except it is an experiment so it might be risky. Even though this might not happen because it is a new technique and isn't funded for hospital use you can still have knowledge about it if you read this paper. Gene Therapy is a process where they take healthy DNA or Stem Cells and use them on damaged or infected versions to make them healthy again....   [tags: terminal disease, experiment ]

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Marge Piercy’s Persuasive Diction

- Marge Piercy is an accredited American writer and poet. Her works include poems such as “Barbie Doll” and “A Work of Artifice” that focus on society’s treatment of women, as well as poems which speak to more broad social issues. The vast majority of her poems speak to qualities that she deems virtuous. Many of the ideals she values stem from her childhood and past experiences; those same ideals are reflected in her poems which clearly show her passion for the feminist and civil rights movements....   [tags: writer and poet]

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Persuasive Techniques Used by Henry in Act Four Scene Three in Shakespeare's Henry V

- Persuasive Techniques Used by Henry in Act Four Scene Three in Shakespeare's Henry V Henry's speech is well prepared; he uses various key features in a persuasive leader. Before Henry starts of he is able to turn weakness into strengths. He immediately identifies what is wrong with his soldiers, the larger French army. King Henry commences by giving his soldiers confident advice, he says 'if we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country's loss.' Essentially this means that the fewer who die the better for our country, because the less loss of lives....   [tags: Papers]

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Persuasive Speech to Stop Smoking

- Hello my name is ---------and here to persuade you to stop smoking. Smoking is not only bad for health it is also as bad for the people around you. Breathing other people's smoke is called passive, involuntary or secondhand smoking. The non-smoker breathes "sidestream" smoke from the burning tip of the cigarette and "mainstream" smoke that has been inhaled and then exhaled by the smoker. Secondhand smoke is a major source of indoor air pollution.How does this affect the passive smoker....   [tags: Papers Cigarettes Tobacco Argumentative Essays]

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Persuasive essay on Hard Work

- Hard work is challenging work. But why does it have to be challenging work. Because challenging work, when intelligently chosen, pays off. It’s the work that people of lesser character will avoid. And if you infer that I’m saying people who avoid challenging work have a character flaw, you’re right… and a serious one at that. If you avoid challenging work, you avoid doing what it takes to succeed. To keep your muscles strong or your mind sharp, you need to challenge them. To do only what’s easy will lead to physical and mental flabbiness and very mediocre results, followed by a great deal of time and effort spent justifying why such flabbiness is OK, instead of stepping up and taking on som...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Persuasive Essay: The United States is not The Greatest Country in The World

- The United States is not the greatest country in the world. However, for a very long time, people have believed that the United States tops the list. This is because of the classic lifestyle and technological advancements portrayed in our daily media. The United States is portrayed as a country of peace and optimum harmony. Consequently, we get the impression that United States is the best place to be. The younger generation seems to enjoy life to the fullest with almost no regrets. After all, most of us can drive a car at the age of 16; compare that to other countries at 18....   [tags: fast food, obesity, hollywood]

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Persuasive Essay : ' Uncle Sam ' And ' Lady Liberty '

- As humanity evolves, our concepts such as government do as well. Our founding fathers sought to create a country that contained a government that was not only strong, but thrived with the changes of time. However, it is widely debated that the decisions made throughout history in regards to the governmental system of our fair nation is something that the founders would not approve of. One argumentative opinion to this point is the figurative manner in which many say that “Uncle Sam” has become crooked and “Lady Liberty” has forsaken the populace....   [tags: Security, National security, Police, The Nation]

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Persuasive Essay : Being Sane, Insane, And Who Is Insane

- Reaction to Rosenhan Rosenhan’s article On Being Sane in Insane Places brings up many important aspects professionals in the mental health field, and society as a whole, need to consider when treating those who experience mental illness. One of the important key concepts of this article illustrates the difficulty of determining who is “sane” and who is “insane”. This article mentions that those who are diagnosed with a mental illness are not encouraged to fully recover, but rather live in remission and become labeled in a very permanent manner....   [tags: Mental disorder, Psychiatry]

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The Boom of Persuasive Totalitarianism in Europe's Damaged Nations

- ... Totalitarianism, in general, was characterized by a strong opposition to democracy and a belief in dictatorships. During the early-twentieth century, democracy had suffered from noticeable failure in some parts of Europe. This failure had been attributed to inexperienced leadership, incompetent or absent parliament, and a strongly damaged national economy. After World War I, and later on, after the Great Depression, frustrated Europeans quickly turned to antidemocratic leaders who offered simple explanations and phenomenal solutions for their damaged societies....   [tags: USSR, post world war I]

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Persuasive Techniques Used by Michael Moore and Niccoló Machiavelli

- Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, who initially came up with the three different sections of rhetorical appeals and the act of persuasion. The three appeals include ethos, logos and pathos, all three different means of persuasion. Michael Moore’s, Capitalism: A Love Story will be used and examples will be taken from throughout the movie to analyze his rhetorical techniques when reaching out to the audience. Examples from “The Qualities of the Prince” by Niccoló Machiavelli will also be analyzed for the three appeals....   [tags: using Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals]

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Persuasive Speech: Who Should Pay for Public School?

- “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want.” (Robert A. Heinlein) This is what is currently happening to families that do not use their local public school system. Private school families, childless families, and families that no longer have children in school should not have to pay public school taxes for their local township. This is because, unlike public school users, these families do not use this particular public service. Therefore, these families should not be required to pay public school taxes....   [tags: public, private, school, taxes]

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Argumentative and Persuasive Essay: Should School Start Later?

- Don't you hate waking up early for school in the morning. Most high school students wake up before the sun rises just to become ready for school. Teenage brains do not begin to function that early considering many are tired from staying up late the previous night. The National Sleep Foundation reported that most teens do not retain enough shuteye, one study found that only 15% reported sleeping eight 1/2 hours on school nights. That fact was extremely true for me when I attended high school. I barely was able to wake up, get dressed, and be in school on time since I was so tired....   [tags: high school students, attendance]

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Persuasive Essay : Good Teachers On Dangerous Ground

- The idea of good teaching has been debated for many years among the teaching profession, government bodies and various community members. With numerous claiming different ‘models’ of teaching must contain qualities that should be modified into teacher-education and teaching institutions. This essay will discuss and analyse the main argument from ‘Good teachers on dangerous ground’ (Connell, 2009) and clarify the key case. I anticipate to uncover the ideal teaching model, what that model comprises of and in what way can we foster this....   [tags: Teacher, School, Education, History of education]

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Persuasive Essay : Pets Allowed By Patricia Marx

- We’ve all witnessed it, the person who parks in handicap parking, yet seems to have no physical disabilities, or the person who collects a disability check and appears to be able bodied. In the article “Pets Allowed” by Patricia Marx, she addresses the issue of emotion support animals (E.S.A) and how some are bending the laws in their favor. Certain E.S.A owners fit a new classification of people who are bending the laws to take advantage of the system, and the government is allowing this by not enforcing the regulations already in place....   [tags: Disability]

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Persuasive Essay : My Sister Kaleigh And Me

- In life people communicate every day through many types of responses and behaviors. There are plenty examples that have been expressed over time by people trying to explain these communicative behavior and analyze them in different ways. My sister Kaleigh and me have always been inseparable. Recently she started talking to a guy named Marc and we seemed to not hang out as much as we always have before which saddened me. I found myself trying to call, text, and talk to her because I 've been away at the snowcone stand a lot which is where i work....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Talk radio]

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Persuasive Essay - I Forgave My Father

- I forgave my father as I grew older and learned that just because someone communicates differently then you do it doesn’t make them wrong. Once I was able to find my own voice and stand up for myself our relationship became much clearer. The pragmatic and sarcastic personality I had been so afraid of as a child seemed to be much more understandable as I discovered that I had the same personality too. I forgave my father once I accepted the fact that he was human, and not a superhero. Sometimes I believe that children put their parents on a pedestal and forget that their parents are human, which means they make mistakes too....   [tags: Mother, Father, Obsessive–compulsive disorder]

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Persuasive Speech: Steroid Use Among Athletes

- My issue over the concern of athletes have been struggling with the usage of steroids has widely spread among athletes and others; not only do steroids give an athlete a hard times but it’s also an unfair advantage to the other athletes and what they’ve accomplish. “Besides making muscles bigger, anabolic steroids may help athletes recover from a hard workout more quickly by reducing the amount of muscle damage during the session” (“Steroids in Sports”,2005). Now a days steroids are everywhere as an athlete....   [tags: Performance-enhancing Drugs]

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Persuasive Essay:Doctors and Euthanasia

- Doctors and Euthanasia At the center of the euthanasia debate are doctors. In their hands is the authority to act with regard to the early termination of human life. When doctors graduate from medical school, who should decide if they live or die. The parents. The patients. The government. In a perfect world, such a cruel question would never be asked. Not long ago, doctors were seen as an integral part of the community where they practiced. Today, unable to make house calls, relying on exorbitant fees, often able to communicate only with their own kind, physicians are segregated and distanced from their patients and, indeed, from life itself....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Persuasive Tactics in Marketing

- Table of Contents page <ol> <li value="1">0 Explanation of the two tactics 2 <li value="2">0 The effectiveness of social proof 2 <li value="2">1 Circumstances when effective 3 <li value="2">2 Circumstances when ineffective 4 <li value="2">3 Persuadee when effective 4 <li value="2">4 Persuadee when ineffective 5 <li value="2">5 Persuader when effective 5 <li value="2">6 Persuader when ineffective 6 <li value="2">7 Conclusion of Social Proof 7 <li value="3">0 The effectiveness of scarcity 7 <li value="3">1 Circumstances when effective 7 <li value="3">2 Circumstances when ineffective 8 <li val...   [tags: Marketing]

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Persuasive letter

- Dear Bob: Thanks for meeting with me again last week. I continue to be interested in purchasing the assets of Tower Mart, Inc. If we reach an agreement regarding my purchase, I plan to transfer these assets to a new corporation that I am forming. My new company would then run a convenience store similar to what you are currently operating. I am interested in purchasing the following assets: the inventory, fixtures, equipment, leasehold improvements, and business name. In addition, I will need all necessary licenses and permits transferred to me....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Persuasive Essay Men and Women are Equal

- Men and Women There is constantly cessation why women and men cohabitate, nurture, desire, and endure. Many shrug the similarities and differences to the side due to the complex nature that is involved in understanding the progression. Since the beginning of time, according to the bible, man was placed as the dominant sex, fending for the families well being. The woman has tended to the important jobs around the homestead as situations arose....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Persuasive Essay Against School Uniforms

- High school is typically a time when kids begin to distinguish themselves from one another. Students begin to develop their own sense of personal style, desperately trying to both fit in and stand out simultaneously. Being self-conscious and often lacking the confidence needed to assert themselves, teens are forced to use clothing and outward appearance as the means to manifest this individuality. Thus, students should not be forced to wear uniforms to school. Standard uniforms are unproven deterrents to student violence; are a "Band-Aid" to cover up the real problems faced by children and teens; and they violate students' right of self-expression, depriving them of their search for identity...   [tags: School Uniforms Argumentative]

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Teaching And Classroom Management : Persuasive And Rewarding Are Some Of The Characteristics That Will Explain Teaching

- Thrilling, and rewarding are some of the characteristics that will explain teaching. Overpowering worries and concerns in the first year is the greatest challenge a new teacher can overcome at the end of the year. The first time teachers walk into the classroom can be an overwhelming and challenging experience for most. Educators are required to instantly prepare four years of college knowledge into their teaching and classroom management. While this may seem to be a difficult time because they don’t know what to expect when it comes to the issues that come with this job, it will only get easier....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, History of education]

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Persuasive Speech : Sleep Is Hard And Come By Is More Realistic Than Ever

- For some of us, the notion that sleep is hard to come by is more realistic than ever. Aids like Lunesta and other sleeping agents are generally used to relax a person and put them to sleep. The ad for Lunesta persuades us into thinking that sleep is just a pill away and it’s something we can’t live without. The ad targets those individuals who have insomnia, running during the night time. The ad communicates to each individual differently, can the targeted audience relate to every aspect of the ad, and can they comprehending the ad correctly....   [tags: Sleep, Circadian rhythm, Hypnotic, Sleep disorder]

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Persuasive Speech : No Crime Or Violence, Safety, And The Basic Necessities For Survival

- Many people, if asked what their ideal society, the would wish for peace – no crime or violence, safety, and the basic necessities for survival provided for them. Logically, peace is impracticable, unless everyone thinks, looks, and acts the same which, in my opinion would be a dreary world. Realistically, would it be satisfying to live in a world that would have a government that the people will stay informed and work together to make sure that the government will not overpower a citizens’ rights to be in control over their life, and privacy....   [tags: Political philosophy, Government, Society]

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Persuasive Speech : Volunteering, The Good It Does For Others, Community, And Themselves

- Volunteering Specific Purpose: To convince the audience why it is good to volunteer. Thesis: Volunteering, The good it does for others, the community, and themselves. Introduction: I: Have you ever wondered how to mend all the things that are wrong in the world and make them right. Have you ever felt that things need to be changed. The truth is that ordinary people just like you and me are doing that. They are doing things like helping other people out to cleaning up the environment. Overall in our country, more than 56% of our population, men and women, young and old, are giving of themselves to help create a better world....   [tags: Volunteer, Volunteering, Giving, Volunteerism]

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Persuasive Essay : School Shootings And The Legislative Push Of Arm Teachers

- When I was in elementary school, I never feared of having an intruder enter my school, nor did we ever prepare for a tragedy such as that. It was not until recent years that school shootings became more of a common and feared issue. As a future educator, it is a terrifying thought that my classroom could be invaded and it would be my responsibility to protect my students. Even with the number of school shootings rising every day, our government has yet to make it legal for teachers in every state and every school to carry a gun in the classroom....   [tags: Teacher, Education, High school]

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Persuasive Speech : Not Treat People Differently Just Because Of Their Religion

- General Purpose: To Persuade. Specific Purpose: To Persuade the audience to not treat people differently just because of their religion. Central Idea: Due to recent terrorizing events all around the globe, people are starting to be scared of some religion, especially Islam. Due to this fear of Islam people have been treating all the Muslim as terrorist and doing wrong to them just because they are generalizing the Muslim community as terrorists. Introduction: Attention Getter: It was the month of January, a student arrived at school feeling really confident about the test he was about to take in his History class....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Muslim, Qur'an]

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Persuasive Techniques Used in Michael Jackson's Eulogy Delivered by Al Sharpton

- Persuasion is a commonly used communication technique that allows us to socially influence a certain topic positively or negatively. Its purpose is to help affirm or nullify an idea, belief or attitude. Sometimes the exact topic is very detectable in communication such as during debates but other times it displayed a little more subtly. Persuasion is more than just verbally speaking. Non-verbal communication such as body language, tone and pitch of the voice can also add to the affirmation of the topic....   [tags: michael jackson, music]

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Persuasive Speech : ' Do What I Let You Know '

- Pace-setting leaders expect brilliance and self-bearing, and can be summed up as 'Do as I do, now '. The Pace-setter all that much shows others how it’s done, however this sort of authority just works with a profoundly able and all around spurred group. It must be managed for some time without colleagues hailing. Like the Coercive pioneer, Pace-setters additionally show drive to succeed and activity, yet rather than restraint, these are combined with scruples. Coercive Coercive pioneers request prompt submission....   [tags: Leadership, Management]

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Persuasive Essay - My Parents Sat Us All Down

- I heard the muffled cries from within the house. My dad and my brothers were waiting outside, ready to go. Then I saw her. She was curled in the fetal position, sobbing into her hands. She looked like a wounded puppy kicked by its owner. This was no wounded puppy, nor a small child, this was my mother. My strong, beautiful, and loving mother was crying in her closet. She was not crying, because of a fist. No, but something just as powerful though, words spoken from a harsh tongue. My father told her that she could not go to the river and raft with us kids....   [tags: Mother, Father, Family, Parent]

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Persuasive Essay: Gun Control Contradicts the Second Amendment

- Gun control has been a hot topic for very long time. People on the anti- gun control side believe that gun ownership is a Constitutional right backed by the Second Amendment. The anti-gun believe that you should be able to posses and own any firearm. They also believe that gun laws only restrict the law abiding citizens. Pro-gun control believe that guns are the backbone to our crime problem. They also believe that gun laws help keep guns of the street and deter crime. The Second Amendment reads," A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" (Caplan p32)....   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms]

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Persuasive Speech: You Should Be an Organ Donor

- Introduction: By this time tomorrow, 12 people in America who are alive right now will be dead. Not because they were in a car wreck, Not because they were gunned down, Not because their time had come, Not even because they weren’t in the hospital, but simply because they couldn’t be given a life-saving transplant in time. 12 people will die because the organ transplant they need will not be possible. Money’s not the issue here. It’s the lack of organ donors. Hi, my name is Casey, and I will tell you of the Extreme importance of becoming an Organ Donor....   [tags: Organ Donation]

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Persuasive Essay: England Must Stop Illegal Immigrants

- If we, as a country don’t decrease the amount of immigrants in this country the population will be overrun by a lot of people who shouldn’t be here. I say a lot of people because a large number of immigrants have valid reasons for living in England. One of the main issues with illegal immigrants is that they work for a very small amount of money. They are doing the same quality job as your average tradesman but for a huge amount less. This means that most citizens are choosing to employ these less expensive workers....   [tags: Papers Agains Immigration Essays UK England]

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Coursework on advance HCI

- In the first part of this coursework it will be argued that the study of Kaptein et al. [1] on means based adaptive persuasive systems is an interesting piece of research that could formulate new questions and hypotheses in the area of adapted persuasive systems. The argument will be developed through a critical review of the Kaptein et al. paper, discussing in turn its theoretical origins, research methodologies, main findings, and design implications. To begin with, the authors suggest that the large differences in individual responses to persuasive strategies will, in due course, lead to systems that rely heavily on persuasion profiles....   [tags: adaptive persuasive systems]

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An Analysis of President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech

- The origin of my essay is the victory speech of Barack Obama in 2008. The essay is an attempt to illustrate the correlation between discourse and politics in varies of aspects and perspectives. I hope the reader can enhance the skills of persuasive power in discourse. Since in the political views, nothing is coincident. We can use the persuasive power to assure the thing is going to the right track of your plan. I found there are varies persuasive appeals in the victory’s speech. Language is powerful....   [tags: language, persuasive, power, skills]

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How Do Other People Influence Our Behavior?

- How do other people influence our behaviour. The public may influence our behaviour though social influence in two different ways, the first is normative influence which is “an influence to conform to the positive expectations of others” (Cohen 1964). This is shown by Asch where the participant’s task was to compare the length of the lines by matching the standard line with three comparisons, one of which was clearly obvious the correct answer this is known as an unambiguous task. Asch found that when the majority of the confederate said the wrong answer the minority who was the participant also gave the wrong answer knowing it wasn’t correct (Asch 1956) this shows how they changed their ans...   [tags: persuasive communication, conformity]

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Self-Analysis Essay of a Writer

- My portfolio absolutely reflects my understanding of persuasive writing. Persuasive writing focuses on the ability to formulate an essay that takes an argumentative stance, but takes the opposition into consideration as well. My portfolio also represents the goals and objectives of persuasive writing. The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have certainly developed my critical thinking skills, and developed, or better yet, mastered my communication and personal responsibility skills; but, because of my occasional lack of analysis and issues with word choice, my writing process is not perfected....   [tags: portfolio, persuasive writing]

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Analysis of Koppelman's Arguement in Support of Same Sex Marriage

- ... Traditional marriage focuses on marriage before beginning sexual activity. In the instance of an unplanned pregnancy before marriage, a shotgun wedding is deemed appropriate. Chances are the couple is not financially ready to support a child. In states that try to enforce these ideals, divorce rates are the highest. Same-sex marriage defies these complex ideals. For same-sex couples, the need for a shotgun wedding is superfluous, as there are no instances of an unplanned pregnancy among same-sex couples....   [tags: rights, persuasive, propaganda ]

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Lowering the Drinking Age Would Reduce Tragedies and Secrets

- ... Since it is illegal to drink under the age of 21 people who do, do it in secret and leave it unmonitored by other adults. This is especially popular among college students. According to the American Journal of Public Health, published by Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), College students are more likely to participate in heavy drinking then those who are not in college. “2 in 5 [college] students nationally engaging in binge drinking on at least 1 occasion in the past 2 weeks.” Regardless of their age people will still drink....   [tags: persuasive speech outline, ]

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The Corporate Spreadd by John Madeley

- The Corporate Spread by John Madeley was intended to be a persuasive essay arguing that transnational corporations are secretive, unaccountable and one of the most influential actors in the global political economy (Madeley, 2013, pp. 1,17). While it is certainly possible that the general conclusion of Madeley’s essay is true; a reader of it couldn’t know because his writing lacks evidence and is full of speculation. In fact this is so much the case that it reads more like a wordy opinion piece you would find in the editorials of a newspaper than a reading used for academic instruction....   [tags: persuasive essay analysis]

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Advertising Tricks and Misleading Media

- In todays society, we can see the media and especially social media everywhere. It is the most effective means in influencing people’s mind. Since all companies exist to create profit by selling as many of their product as possible, they are able to take advantage of the media by creating advertisements. Unfortunately, most companies will say just about anything to sell their products. Because of this, there has been a lot of misleading and untruthful factors created in advertisements. “Weasel words” (Lutz 127) are one of the ways that author William Lutz, in his essay, "With These Words, I Can Sell You Anything”, describe the terms or words that advertisers use in order to convince their...   [tags: persuasive, products, consumers]

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Youth Work And Youth Provision Services Are Vital To Dealing Drug Misuse By Our Youth

- Introduction Our youth are the most creative, energetic, motivated, expressive people within our society, but that presents challenging problems. The fact that they often bored and feel misunderstood plays a big role in how they make choices in life, yet they have interests, passions, and inspirations and yearn for an environment and facilities in which they can express themselves while releasing their excessive energy. In situations where these facilities are limited or unavailable, our youth are left to find their own ways to vent their frustrations, usually through behaviours that challenge our communities and society like the misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs....   [tags: persuasive ]

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The Victims of Bullying Are Not The Only Ones that Need Help

- Bullying, a loathsome and unsavory act, is widely seen in all aspects of life, but more particularly in school settings. It features an aggressor intimidating or tormenting a weaker person in one way or another. This act usually ends badly for the victims and leaves him or her in a vulnerable and pitiful state. Thirty percent of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying; as bullies, as victims, or as both (National Survey). Bullying is increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide....   [tags: persuasive]

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Types of People That Attend Hardcore Shows

- Music concerts, especially those involving more brutal music, tend to attract a large and diverse crowd of people. However, just because all of these people are all attending the same show does not necessarily mean that they are all there for the same reason. Normally, a show-goer's motives and intentions can be easily recognized using simple observations of their hair, style of dress, how they act during a performer's set, and sometimes even their gender. Heck, there are even a select few who choose to attend shows like this for the sole purpose of people-watching....   [tags: persuasive]

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The Education System Must Be Redesigned

- During the first three decades of the twentieth century, the progressive era had catapulted curriculum theory into a field of scientific inquiry. Its structure had been differentiated and the curriculum content had been expanded. All changes were created to meet the demands of a newly industrialized and urbanized civilization, and as a result “scientific management” became the guide for the development and implementation of the new curriculum. Franklin Bobbitt, one of the 19th century front-runners of scientific curriculum, stated that if the scientific procedures utilized in factories could increase productivity and efficiency, the same procedures could be used to improve curriculum (Flind...   [tags: persuasive]

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Analysis of Two Advertisements

- I will be analyzing two advertisements, stating how effective they are likely to be in achieving their purpose and in selling a renter’s paradise. In my analysis I will include a list of persuasive techniques used in these advertisements. Undoubtedly, the purpose of an advertisement is a strong appeal to the readers. The purpose of the first advertisement; The Grove, apartments is to persuade the audience to experience the pleasurable and joys of living. It strongly reinforces the views through the content of the text and captures the interest of the audiences through multiple eye-catching pictures....   [tags: Purpose, Persuasive Techniques]

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No to Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana should not be legalized because it will increase health issues, its use will rise rather than decline, and taxation will result in economic failure. In recent years, however, society has become very moderate, and this is why society’s views can be swayed by the benefits of legalization. Nowadays, legalizing marijuana is not that big of a deal as it was in the 60’s and 70’s when hippies and peace organizations were advocating for marijuana use. However, if marijuana is legalized it has been said that it might be the gateway drug to legalizing all illegal drugs....   [tags: persuasive]

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Our Impact On The Environment

- The Tragedy of the Commons has been used to explain how human interference has resulted in negative outcomes for the natural environment. Those who maintain resources by a community controlled basis seem to care much more about who else uses them. The people are worried about how much of the resource they will be able to benefit from and how much they can have which makes them more concerned about the possibility of someone else overusing the limited resource (diamond, et al, 2007). One person won’t want another person to have open and uncontrolled access to the same resource that they want....   [tags: persuasive]

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Beowulf Deserving of Honor

- One’s outcome and outlook on life are determined by the many decisions that one must make throughout their lifetime. In the epic of Beowulf, the reader is introduced to a man, named Beowulf, who is later crowned as King of the Geats, reigning for fifty years. Throughout the poem, Beowulf seems to exhibit characteristics, long before he is King, that lead the reader to believe Beowulf will be a successful and impressionable king. Beowulf displays four key characteristics, courage, strength, knowledge, and respect/trust, which are extremely important to the plot, as well as for the life of the Geats, the Danes, and Beowulf’s true identity....   [tags: persuasive]

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Types of Advertisements

- I chose the Browns Chicken cholesterol free cooking ad for the informative advertisement because the ad had an employee inform the viewers that browns chicken is made with cholesterol free ingredients. This advertisement featured Steve Carell standing on a ladder placing letters on a sign spelling out Cholesterol Free Cooking. Once Carell had finished he informed the viewers that Browns Chicken is cooked in cholesterol free cottonseed oil and and cholesterol free batter but while he was talking all the letters blew off in the wind except the word Free....   [tags: persuasive, customers, information]

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Turbo Charger vs Super Charger

- English 4 Persuasive Essay Turbo Charger VS Super Charger One of the most common questions asked when modifying a car is which rout to take turbo or supercharger. The answer is not a simple one by any means each has special characteristics. In Webster a supercharger is defined as "a device (as a blower or compressor) for pressurizing the cabin of an airplane or for increasing the volume air charge of an internal combustion engine over that which would normally be drawn in through the pumping action of the pistons"....   [tags: Persuassive Essay]

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Biasses in Journalism

- When I hear the word “media” I initially think of news journalism, mainly our local news outlets whether that is TV, radio, print, or internet. News journalism is everywhere, whether it is local, national, or international broadcasted. There is the morning, afternoon, and nightly news, as well as news on print and news websites. I walk into the health club and there are 7-10 flat screens with at least half of them on a national news stations and within those news channels are news tickers at the bottom of the screen scrolling the “breaking News”....   [tags: persuasive]

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Wal-Mart: Employee Relations

- Wal-Mart, it’s one of the most easily identifiable transnational companies out there. Since its humble establishment in Rogers, Arkansas, United States, by Sam Walton, the store has grown to be one of the richest companies in the world. Why. Simply because Wal-Mart offers a variety of projects from pharmaceuticals to bicycles all while following the stores policy of offering more for less. Although this company provides a relatively affordable way for low income families to purchase the essentials one needs for life, in several cases we have heard of towns and cities petitioning to not allow this company into their communities....   [tags: persuasive]

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The TV Drug

- Substance abuse does not always come in the form of fine powders, dried herbs, or ferment hops. Equally seductive are the bright lights and blaring sounds of the television. So often it happens that people sit down for their favorite program and do not get back up for hours. They start with the intention of watching one sixty minute show. Then, an advertisement for a new crime drama plays, and they just have to check it out. Not long after, they notice that Turner Classic Movies is playing their favorite childhood film....   [tags: persuasive]

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Diabetes Medication vs Lifestyle

- In “What you don’t know can kill you”, author Jason Daley constructs an article exploring the minds of individuals and how one's fear perception impedes the ability to create a safe society. Daley’s essay inaugurates the humans perplexing systems and how they alter the way one thinks such as with logic and instinct which Daley explains in turn “gives us conflicting advice making us creep in fear for a one in a million boogeyman while virtually ignoring the true risks which inhabit our world such as fear in being a donor, automobiles, and guns”....   [tags: safe, soceity, emotional, appeal, persuasive]

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Character Analysis of Long John Silver in Tressure Island

-                           Long John Silver is one of the best characters in Treasure Island. He is everything anyone would imagine a pirate would be; he is sly, cunning, and peg-legged with a parot on his shoulder. Long John Silver sets the trademark cliche of the classic pirateband tuat is why a lot of other popular pirates are based on his characteristics.             Long John Silver is a lot like an older and wiser version of Jim Hawkins, they share a lot of the same qualities. They are both brave, well-spoken, very practical and both are quick to change sides if need be....   [tags: sly, cunning, pre-legged, pirate, persuasive]

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Capital Punishment Essay: Christians and Capital Punishment

- Christians and the Capital Punishment The restoration of the death penalty by the Supreme Court prompted statements of opposition by some Christians around the country. This essay reflects on these statements and draws the conclusion of their suitability and correctness in light of our Christian heritage and other secular, practical reasons. These statements acknowledge that Christians of equally serious moral concern can and do disagree on the issue of capital punishment. We must honor the personal freedom in Christ for different people to exercise moral discernment and come to different conclusions on this issue....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Argument Essay: Just Don't Do It!

- The Argument Paper: Just Don't Do It.   English 101 is incredibly challenging and overwhelming to the typical college student. A narrative reflective essay, an expository essay, a novel, and the Nelson-Denny Reading Comprehension test are all crammed into ten weeks of backbreaking work. However, the most intolerable assignment of all has not even been mentioned yet: the argument paper. Students run around shrieking and cursing when they are handed the assignment. Most of them are enveloped by insanity during the writing process....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Public Schools and Education - It's Time for Education Reform

- It's Time for Education Reform My sentence is still being carried out and, as such, I am still gathering much damning evidence on the topic. Hopefully I will be able to compose a meaningful -- perhaps even persuasive -- critique of the system. There is quite a bit of bureaucracy and conformity to overcome. The education system is profoundly skewed and this is the second time I have experienced its most significant problem: placement and grading. Most educators place too much value on inflexible systems for identifying proper places for students and estimate their comprehension of the material; there are many factors that may aid or hinder a student's performance on such tests....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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Immigrants and Immigration - Roy Beck's The Case Against Immigration

- Roy Beck's The Case Against Immigration One of the more remarkable aspects of the continuing debate over American immigration policy is that the nation's liberal elites seem, ever so gradually, to be finally catching up with the people. For years opinion polls have shown that a large majority of the American people, of all political persuasions and all ethnic backgrounds, want less immigration. Yet year after year immigrants continue to flood across our borders as "opinion molders," elected officials, business executives, and professional eggheads insist that mass immigration is really beneficial and its dangers are much exaggerated by "nativists" and "racis...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Reparations to Descendants of Slaves Should Have Ceased Long Ago

- Reparations to Descendants of Slaves Should Have Ceased Long Ago In this day and time the world is heavily concerned with political and social corrective ness, thus everyone is catered too and no money changes hands. The idea and arguments of paying reparations to the descendants of slaves has been in the American media and courthouses since the English barrister James Grahame published a groundbreaking book in 1850 setting the first claim for reparations in the United States. It is no surprise that these allegations arose so soon after the abolishing of slavery at the culmination of the Civil War....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Capital Punishment Essay: Clarifying Impressions of Death Penalty

- Clarifying Impressions of Capital Punishment      There are many false impressions floating around through American society concerning the death penalty; this paper hopes to clarify some of the more prominent, noticeable ones.   Does the death penalty deter. Scientific studies have consistently failed to find convincing evidence that the death penalty deters crime more effectively than other punishments. The most recent survey of research findings on the relation between the death penalty and homicide rates, conducted for the United Nations in 1988 and updated in 1996, concluded: "Research has failed to provide scientific proof that executions have a greater deterrent effect than life i...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Death Penalty: Capital Punishment and Violent Crime

- Capital Punishment and Violent Crime Hypothesis Most Americans are pro-death penalty, even though they don't really believe that it is an effective deterrent to violent crime. Those who are pro-death penalty will remain so, even if faced with the best arguments of anti-death penalty activists and told to assume the arguments were absolutely true. Violent crime Violent crime is a major problem in the United States. According to the ACLU, the violent crime rate rose sixty-one percent nationwide over the last two decades, making America one of the most dangerous countries in the industrialized world to live in....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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