When Patrick Henry addressed the Virginia Convention, the idea of declaring independence from Great Britain was a controversial issue. Those…

When Patrick Henry addressed the Virginia Convention, the idea of declaring independence from Great Britain was a controversial issue. Those in favor insisted on their rights as free Englishmen. Those against spoke of sentimental and practical reasons for remaining attached to “the mother country.” A controversial issue is one that reasonable people can argue about from two completely different viewpoints. Think of a controversial issue you feel strongly about. How can you persuade someone to agree with your position or opinion? Write a five-paragraph essay to persuade your reader to agree with your stand on a controversial issue. Provide at least three points of support for your opinion, and properly cite any external source material you include as evidence.