Take a Position. Your Title Page. By First and Last Name. INTRODUCTION. Indentify you topic Present Essential Background ( w /citations) for both sides of the issue Identify Main Concepts Define Key Terms. THESIS/ASSERTION. Complete sentence that states your position
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Take a Position
First and Last Name
Ex: George Bush started the war in Iraq so he could create other options for US oil exports
Ex: Except for medical reasons, marijuana should be illegal because it produces higher crime and public health concerns.
Ex: Ambassador John Smith, to solidify US position, argues . . .
Acting in its own self interest, US foreign policy fails if military action becomes our primary response
In March 2003, US forces attacked Iraq’s capital of Baghdad. Secretary of State, explaining the US position to the UN said on February 5 “every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence” (John Schwartz, UN Deception, Mother Jones: 2005)
That help build your case . . .
Write a full sentence for each:
To conceal his position, President Bush called US ambitions “War” so now foreign policy was patriotic.