Topics for Persuasive Speeches


  • Should boxing be banned?
  • Should the driving age be raised to 18?
  • Should semi-automatic weapons be banned?
  • Should teens who murder be executed?
  • Should hunting be outlawed?
  • Should recycling be mandatory?
  • Should schools require student uniforms?
  • Should college athletes be paid?
  • Should condoms be available in high school?
  • Should the death penalty be abolished?
  • Should handguns be banned?
  • Should assisted suicide be permitted?
  • Should legal immigration be stopped?
  • Should dying people be kept on life support?
  • Should tobacco products be banned?
  • Should the logging industry be allowed to harvest public forests?
  • Should state lotteries be banned?
  • Should alcoholic beverages be banned?
  • Should alcoholic beverages be legalized for all ages?
  • Should the Internet be censored?
  • Should school prayer be allowed?
  • Should music lyrics be censored?
  • Should extremist groups (i.e. KKK, skinheads) be banned?
  • Should parents of teen vandals be held responsible for their child’s damage?
  • Should research on cloning be discontinued?
  • Should convicted sex offenders’ names be made public?
  • Should affirmative action laws which give special privileges to minorities be eliminated?
  • Should a rookie salary cap be enforced in pro sports?
  • Should the U.S. provide foreign aid?
  • Should females in the military be excluded from combat and other “hazardous” duties?
  • Should high schools be segregated by the sex of the student?
  • Should parents of students who are excessively absent from school be prosecuted under the law?
  • Should “home schooling” be permitted?
  • Should Native Americans be allowed to have gambling casinos on their reservations?
  • Should students failing their classes in high school have their driver’s license revoked?
  • Should pros be allowed to draft college athletes before they graduate?
  • Should wolves be reintroduced to public lands?
  • Should free, disposable needles be given to drug addicts?
  • Should marijuana be legalized?
  • Should adopted children be given the choice of contacting their biological parents?
  • Should mothers who give their children up for adoption be allowed to keep their identity secret?
  • Should welfare be limited by time?
  • Should all pregnant women be required to take an AIDS test?
  • Should off-shore drilling be banned?
  • Should school funding come from local property taxes?
  • Should casino gambling be legalized in Ohio?
  • Should the U.S. phase out the Electoral College (regarding presidential elections)?
  • Should abortion be legal?
  • Should students be required to pass proficiency tests in order to graduate from high school?
  • Should people pulled over fur DUI have their license suspended for life?
  • Should pagers and cell phones be allowed in school?
  • Should families of victims be allowed to decide the punishment of those who commit crimes?
  • Should smoking be allowed in school?

More Persuasive Speech Subjects


Abuse Of The Elderly
Abused Women
Academic Dishonesty
Academic Freedom
Acid Rain
Affirmative Action
Age Discrimination
Aging Population
Agricultural Policy
Air Pollution
Airline Safety
Alcohol Abuse
Aliens and UFO’s
Alternative imprisonment
Alternative Medicine
American Education Reform
Animal Experimentation
Animal Rights
Animal Welfare
Anorexia Nervosa
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Armed Conflicts
Arms Control
Arms Trade
Atomic Energy
Ballot Initiatives
Battered Women
Beginning of Life Issues
Bermuda Triangle
Bilingual Education
Biological and Chemical Weapons
Bird Flu
Birth Control
Body Piercings
Breast Feeding in Public
Cameras in Courtrooms
Campaign Finance Reform
Capital Punishment
Censor Hate Speech
Chain Gangs
Child Labor
Church State Issues
City Curfews Civil Rights
Climate Change Policy
Condoms In Schools
Creationism vs. Evolution
Dating Campus Issues
Death Penalty
Disabilities Act
Domestic ViolenceDrug Policy
Drunk Driving
Endangered Oceans
Endangered Species
Espionage and Intelligence Gathering
Ethnic Violence
Family Violence
Fat Tax On Food
Foreign Oil Dependence
Foreign Policy
Foster Care
Gay Marriage
Gay Rights
Genetic Engineering
Genetically Engineered Foods
Global Resources
Global Warming
Government Fraud and Waste
Gun Control
Hate Crime
Health Care Policy
Home Schooling
Homeland Security
Homeless in America
Human Cloning
Infectious Diseases
Inner City Poverty
Internet Chatrooms
Islamic Fundamentalism
Juvenile Crime
Language Policy
Legal System
Marriage and Divorce
Media Violence
Medical Ethics
Medicinal Marijuana
Medicine Abuse
Minimum Wage
Missile Defense System
National Tobacco Settlement
Nuclear Technology
Organ Donation
Organized Crime
Physician-Assisted Suicide
Prison regime
Race Relations
Racial Profiling
Rain Forests
Religious Right
Reproductive Technologies
School Uniforms
School Violence
Sex Education
Single Parent Families
Social Security Reform
Social Welfare
Space Exploration
Stadium Taxes
Stem Cell Research
Tax Reform
Teen Pregnancy
Term Limits
Tobacco Industry
Trade with China
US Budget
US War on Drugs
Urban Terrorism
Violent Video Games
Voluntary National Testing
War Crimes
War On Drugs
Water Resources
Weapons Disarmament
Welfare Reform
Women in the Military
Women’s Rights
Working Women
World Trade

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