call to action A statement that asks the audience to do something or to change in someway
common good

"Benefit or interest of a politically organized society as a whole"(Center for Civic Education).

DIRECTLY from The Preamble of the Constitution

constitutional principle Rule of Law, Separation of Powers, Representative Government, Checks and Balances, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Federalism
individual rights

"Rights possessed by individuals as opposed to those rights claimed by groups" (Center for Civic Education).

DIRECTLY from the Bill of Rights

key ideal Justice, Equality, Life, Pursuit of Happiness, Liberty, Common Good, Diversity, Truth, Popular Sovereignty, Patriotism

" an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question" (position)

a THESIS or opinion statement. Don't know what to write? Try Thesis Builder

Works Cited and In-text-Citations:

Citation Management from Cornell University Library

CKJH Typed Text Expectations (Section on Works Cited and Parenthetical Citations)

In-text citations handout from Mrs. Cassel



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