On-Demand Writing Assignment
Instructions. You will have 35 minutes to plan and write an essay on the topic assigned below. Before youbegin writing, read the passage carefully and plan what you will say. Your essay should bewell organized and carefully written. Develop your thoughts clearly and effectively. Think carefully about President Obama’s acceptance speech and complete the writingassignment below.
Can all people living in America have success if they are “willing totry” ? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Supportyour position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, orobservations.
Text: President Obama’s re-election speech
By Associated Press
| Wednesday, November 7, 2012 |
Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after aformer colony won the right to determineits own destiny, the task of perfecting ourunion moves forward.It moves forward because of you. It movesforward because you reaffirmed the spiritthat has triumphed over war anddepression, the spirit that has lifted thiscountry from the depths of despair to thegreat heights of hope, the belief that whileeach of us will pursue our own individualdreams, we are an American family andwe rise or fall together as one nation andas one people. Tonight, in this election, you, theAmerican people, reminded us that whileour road has been hard, while our journeyhas been long, we have picked ourselvesup, we have fought our way back, and weknow in our hearts that for the UnitedStates of America the best is yet to come.I want to thank every American whoparticipated in this election, whether youvoted for the very first time or waited inline for a very long time. By the way, wehave to fix that. Whether you pounded thepavement or picked up the phone,whether you held an Obama sign or aRomney sign, you made your voice heardand you made a difference.I just spoke with Gov. Romney and Icongratulated him and Paul Ryan on ahard-fought campaign. We may havebattled fiercely, but it’s only because welove this country deeply and we care sostrongly about its future. From George toLenore to their son Mitt, the Romneyfamily has chosen to give back to Americathrough public service and that is thelegacy that we honor and applaud tonight.In the weeks ahead, I also look forward tositting down with Gov. Romney to talkabout where we can work together tomove this country forward.I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America’s happywarrior, the best vice president anybodycould ever hope for, Joe Biden.And I wouldn’t be the man I am todaywithout the woman who agreed to marryme 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly:Michelle, I have never loved you more. Ihave never been prouder to watch the restof America fall in love with you, too, as ournation’s first lady. Sasha and Malia, beforeour very eyes you’re growing up tobecome two strong, smart beautiful youngwomen, just like your mom. And I’m soproud of you guys. But I will say that fornow one dog’s probably enough. To the best campaign team andvolunteers in the history of politics. Thebest. The best ever. Some of you werenew this time around, and some of you