Audience Analysis The audience I aim to appeal and to inform would be college aged students (male and female alike) of the United States, namely in the age range of 18 to 25. This demographic of people are generally located anywhere in the United States. Many of these people are mostly working part time retail/food industry jobs or internships for many of the people do not have time to balance school and an actual full time job. College is often pricey, so this essay would be targeting namely those in the lower-middle to higher class. Because this demographic is attending school, all of these people have at least some college education. As for religious and sexual preferences, any and every type is present within this demographic. Because these are college students, education and furthering themselves is of utmost importance to them. College takes time and dedication, so these people are often hardworking. Students are also used to being surrounded by people of different races and cultures, so equality and tolerance is a value students generally hold. Many in this demographic popularly are fans of soft drugs, such as marijuana. It is assumed that this demographic looks down on the drug war. Generally students are well informed as to what is going on in the news. They’d have some working knowledge of the topic. Overall, this demographic recognizes (myself included) that they are the future of this country, and if an issue is not addressed by the people running this world now; when this demographics time comes, they’ll be more than ready to change that.
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The War on Drugs: An Informative Essay It is hard to imagine waging a war on simply an idea or concept. Declaring a war on drugs as a whole encompasses not only the obscuration of illicit narcotics, but also the jailing and killing of those who manufacture, supply, and use said narcotics. Well, In June of 1971, President Richard M. Nixon did just that;
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