1. One thing I found important was the fact that public documents are used to certify beliefs in different cultures and religions and gives people a base to what they believe in. It is important because if you don't have a reason for what you believe in or what you are doing there is no real reason to feel strongly about it.
2.I chose First Things First 2000 Manifesto. The purpose of this manifesto is to bring back the original paper and add more people and bring people's attention to reexamine a graphic designer's role in commercial culture. I feel it is effective because they bring back a document and show that more people care and want views to change. Bringing the original back shows that it was a problem at one point and still is a problem that graphic designers want changed. Evidence is used by comparing how the world perceives graphic designers and how graphic designers really work. It talks about how they want to reverse people's thoughts and views of graphic designers and how they hope that their words will be taken to heart. Where I feel the writing is at it's best is "In 1964, 22 visual communicators signed the original call for our skills to be put to worthwhile use. With the explosive growth of global commercial culture, their message has only grown more urgent. Today, we renew their manifesto in expectations that no more decades will pass before it is taken to heart." I see this as the best because it sums up everything and shows that this was the problem in 1964 and it has only grown since then and they want it to change as soon as possible.