This Article clearly states my point in America Being Soft because it talks about the simple facts of the Unites States economy and the government and clearly states in the Article:The most potent instrument of U.S. soft power is probably the simple size of the U.S. economy. As the biggest economy in the world, America has a lot to say about how the world works. But the economics profession is beginning to understand that high levels of public debt can slow economic growth, especially when gross general government debt rises above 85 or 90 percent of GDP. This point clearly talks about debt in the United States and how it can down us. Even though we have one of the biggest economies in the world***Neu, and C. Richard. “U.S. 'Soft Power' Abroad Is Losing Its Punch.” RAND Corporation, 8 Feb. 2013, www.rand.org/blog/2013/02/us-soft-power-abroad-is-losing-its-punch.html.
In this video the president and all of the other government branches state facts and have information proving how the world is becoming soft and how weve been declining over the years and need to get back on track ***CNN. “Go to Bing Homepage.” Bing Video, 10 Oct. 2011, binged.it/2KzHf30.
This article talks about recent stats in all professional athletes and based on their actions how they are becoming more soft and making the game less fun to watch. ***ESPN. “Go to Bing Homepage.” Bing Video, 11 Apr. 2017, binged.it/2ritxIS.
This article is talking about how America is getting softer by the second by an emotional state and how we can work to get over this. This concept states that trigger warnings are becoming a huge problem in the world right now as instead of going to get help by talking to a friend or therapy, it is on us to tell people u might be offending them***Hawkins, John. “- 5 Ways America Is Creating a Generation of Wimps.” Townhall, Townhall.com, 22 Mar. 2014, townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2014/03/22/5-ways-america-is-creating-a-generation-of-wimps-n1812893.
This article proves that baseball used to be soft because all of the current baseball players were getting hurt and upset when the league started letting in African American players. Ball game states: Segregation began in earnest by the post-Civil War era in 1868, when the amateur National Association of Baseball Players barred integrated teams. ***teaching with primary sources. “Baseball: Across a Divided Society.” PBS LearningMedia, houstonpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/1eab31db-2889-449a-b730-8d689474c84f/1eab31db-2889-449a-b730-8d689474c84f/#.Wusep6QvzIV.