AP English Language: Make America Great Again

The author writes that Americans "need be tormented with no such fear" (lines 61–62) in order to

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tormented with no such fear And so the line above

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it to hint to the generality of americans that the

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silent current of events may change their beloved government is

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not the way to please them But in truth they

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need to be tormented Well is the author explains in

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the subsequent lines americans don't need to be afraid because

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well as long as they can prevent human respect and

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human on or from resting upon high talent gracious manners

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and exalted station so long may they be sure of

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going on as they are meaning as long as they

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continue or we continue believing we're the greatest country Yes

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and we're great again on earth and ignoring all the

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facts to the contrary While then we don't risk changing

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the status quo right Introspection is for the french We

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have fireworks delight and you know shopping to do well

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by emphasizing how ignorant and resistant to change americans are

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The author is critiquing american's sense of invincibility So get

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rid of a and complacency So get rid of be

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the brief reference to peace in europe was an illusion

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to the past like a thousand years ago Not an

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explanation of the president So get rid of sea And

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the author doesn't make a clear distinction between the american

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government and the american people So yeah it's a different

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era anyway The right answer here It's the highlight americans 00:01:37.774 --> [endTime] Collective ignorance The end no