Think about what you learned in this lesson about the US remaining neutral in times of international conflict. The US today sometimes intervenes in wars that do not directly involve the country – how do you feel about this? Keep in mind the relations that the US has with other countries and how this affects US decisions to get involved in other nations’ conflicts.
Write a persuasive essay in your own words to the president on whether the US should maintain neutrality or enter a new war. Choose a position and argue it. This should be at least 450 words.
Please write your essay in MLA format, and follow the standard five paragraph model. Your essay should have an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. If you need help with how to write an essay in MLA format or the five paragraph model, please refer to the following links:
- MLA: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
- 5 Paragraphs: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/five_par.htm
- Persuasive/Argumentative Essays: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/05/
You must use at least 2 credible sources other than your textbook to back up your argument with detailed reasoning and provide a Works Cited page with your sources. Failure to include a Works Cited page will result in a rejected assignment.
Remember to write in your own words and in complete sentences.
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