This project required us, as individuals, to dive in with an open mind and stay open throughout the learning experience. We were instructed, at the start of this project, to learn about the importance of rhetoric within political discourse and through the whole political spectrum. We analyzed powerful and meaningful discourse, while also analyzing disturbing rhetoric which was brought forth to do just that. We then began to focus on the individual ideologies that shape our country, and especially with the presidential election in full swing, ideas began to swarm around in my and every one of my peers' minds. As stated before, ideology is primarily expressed through language (rhetoric), and because of this it was important for us to also to dive into the realm of fallacies, and how political figures can use fallacies to distract the audience. This then lead us into our own personal ideology, and we were instructed to choose a current political issue, write about why we believe what we do while providing evidence, and then write about the opposing side. However, in writing about the opposing side we were instructed to take our knowledge about fallacies to ensure that we did not debuff the opposing side; that we gave as much thought as we did to the side we support. Based then on our topic, we created a visual piece to go along with our eassy. As I chose gun control, I collaborated with one of my peers to create a visual piece that would compliment both sides of the ball and underline the importance of compromise. Once this was completed, the final part of our project was to exhibit our work in front of parents, teachers, and community members. Although tensions seemed high given this specific political season, the exhibition ultimately went extremely well and I was able to talk with people I would not have thought to talk with. The work you see below is that which was created throughout this project. Enjoy!