In her Book of Common Sense Etiquette (1962), former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, “True patriotism springsfrom a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth,universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country wasfounded.”Carefully consider Roosevelt’s definition of patriotism. Then write a well-developed essay in which you argue yourposition on what it means to be a true patriot.In your response you should do the following:Respond to the prompt with a thesis that may establish a line of reasoning.Explain the relationship between the evidence and your thesis.Select and use evidence to develop and support your line of reasoning.Demonstrate an understanding of the rhetorical situation.

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