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Citizenship: Debate Ideas

Debate Ideas

Pros and cons on why everyone’s vote counts.

Which of the responsibilities of young citizens do you consider to be the most important? Be prepared to defend your choice (e.g., obey rules and laws, pay attention to the government and politics, let elected officials know about problems or concerns, encourage adults to vote, make wise choices, volunteer to help others, help with community service, take care of the environment, and be a kind and caring person).

Responsibilities go along with our rights.

Which of the following nicknames given North Dakota (Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State) is the most accurate? Defend your choice.

Can you have rights without responsibilities?

Formal Debate Guidelines