I believe that we must speak up for what we believe in or have no power to do as you truly want. I believe we all have a voice that booms within ourselves, the use only you can decide. Our voices are the
Thank you Kristen for commenting! I do think equality is the greatest value of all because we are all a part of it. We as the people of America strive to be equal and when there is an absence of inequality we protest, this is going on right now, by the LGBTQ and the femenist movements. Freedom and justice are important American values but we…[Read more]
Hi tristan, I agree with your writing about American values. The Paragraph where you talk about independence is highly accurate, because in India there is not that big of a strive for independence like there is in America. In America the large majority wants to be independent and also the usual upbringing of kids are fashioned that way. I think…[Read more]
We regard ourselves as the greatest country in the world. However what makes us so great, better than other countries? I believe these are the main American values. There are many important American values, but I
Hey Praneeth, I strongly agree with you that we regard United States as the greatest country in the world. I agree with you about the value you stated here. I also said equality as one of the values we need to live by. I like your argument and stuff but I think it is a little short.
I like how your evidence and citations is very strong. You were able to back up your evidence and show that the Constitution is a symbol of inequality. However, I would like to see you work on your introductory paragraph. Why is inequality the strongest American value? What other American values can you compare inequality to? Is it better than freedom or justice? I feel like it would give a stronger introduction to your evidence paragraph. Overall, great effort!
Thank you Kristen for commenting! I do think equality is the greatest value of all because we are all a part of it. We as the people of America strive to be equal and when there is an absence of inequality we protest, this is going on right now, by the LGBTQ and the femenist movements. Freedom and justice are important American values but we already have a free country and a very stable court system. There is not much room to expand in these values because we have already reached the limit they can be expressed. We can’t be more free than we are right now. Freedom was big but after the 13, 14, 15 and 19 amendment there is not much more free we can be. Things will always be changing and there will be new equal movements.
I think you have a strong point, but I think that it would be hard to ban plastic bottles many people use bottles as a way for their intake of water. Bottles are a very efficient way for people to access water when they are not at home and on the go. Places like marathons and running events need water and the best way is bottled…[Read more]
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