Greek Persuasive Debate

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On September 26, there was a presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump, and Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton. The debate was structured into six, fifteen minute sections, which had three broad sections, being; Achieving prosperity, America's direction, and securing America. The moderator for the debate was Lester Holt, a reporter from NBC News. Within the event I was an observer, I had absolutely no change on the outcome of the debate. The debate was intended to be a well-mannered form of communication between the candidates in order to get their main points across and sway the opinion of the voter to their side. Unfortunately, the main form of communication from the debate appeared to me to be yelling, with both candidates being at fault. The reason that there was so much yelling was because of the conflict between the two candidates, which was only quelled by the moderator, Lester Holt. In the multipurpose room at the library though the main form of communication was people clapping or cheering when their candidate made a good point or said something that they agreed with. Going into the debate I, …show more content…
government is a specific practice utilized in Athens circa 487 B.C.E.. This almost barbaric practice was ostracism, which essentially allowed citizens of Athens to vote a fellow citizen into exile for a period no less than ten years. This concept is unimaginable in today’s society, with even the idea of disallowing someone to run for any elected office based on a vote of other citizens being alien to our society. The reason this practice is relevant to the first presidential debate is because both of the candidates have a large disapproval rating with Clinton having a 60% unfavorable rating and Trump having a 58% unfavorable rating according to “Independent News”. Both of these ratings are much more than the 12.5% unfavorable rating needed in Greek antiquity to become

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