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Argument 1: In this essay, I shall argue that this reaction was irrational to a great extent and that to that extent Americans unwittingly cooperated with the terrorists in achieving a major goal: spreading fear and thus disrupting lives. Do the premises sufficiently support the conclusions? Premise: Americans unwittingly cooperate with the terrorists in achieving a major goal: spreading fear Conclusion: Thus disrupting lives. This sentence argues the terrorist’s main goal of spreading fear disrupts lives. This argument is inductive and strong, it seems to rest on previous experiences or opinion. One could argue that September 11 th brought Americans together rather than the terrorist’s spreading fear and disrupting lives or they could argue the both acts had taken place as a result. This would be difficult to prove in my opinion because the reactions could vary. Argument 2: The terrorist’s attacks of September 11, 2001, produced a response among American
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Unformatted text preview: officials, the media, and the public that is probably matched only by the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Premise: The terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, produced a response among American officials, the media, and the public Conclusion: that is probably matched only by the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. This sentence argues the comparison of attacks of September 11 th to the Pearl Harbor attacks. This argument is deductive and valid because the premise is true and the conclusion isnt false. This premise is true, the comparison of September 11 th could very well be compared to that of Pearl Harbor, and the two attacks were also documented in history. The two attacks could be compared to each other in the way of both of them happening on U.S soil and having a major effect on the American people. Both attacks also ended in the U.S. going to war also....
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