NATIVISM –TIE to 1920s – Nativism in the 1920s focused on the fear of communists and anti-immigration policies
Should U.S. governmental policy welcome or restrict immigrants today and why?
- Should U.S. governmental welcome or restrict war refugees from around the world and why?
America's Immigration Challenge - Coming to the United States would benefit millions—but policymakers seldom ask whether their arrival would benefit the United States.
Science v. Religion
SCIENCE v RELIGION – TIE to 1920s – The debate over the teaching of evolution or creationism in public schools sparked debate between traditionalists and modernists in the 1920s.
Is human activity primarily responsible for climate change? Why or why not?
- Should parents be required to vaccinate or seek medical care for their children even if it goes against their religious beliefs?
Individual Rights v. national Security
INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS v. NATIONAL SECURITY –TIE to 1920s – In an effort to rid the country of Communists and other radicals, the Attorney General used wartime laws that gave the government broad powers against suspected radicals
Should government agencies infringe on personal privacy in the interest of national security? Why or why not?
Should the government be allowed to target specific racial, ethnic, or religious groups in the interest of preserving national security?
Laissez Fair v. REgulatory Government Policies
LAISSEZ-FAIRE v. REGULATORY GOVERNMENTTAL POLICIES – TIE to 1920s - In the 1920s, most business and governmental leaders believed in laissez-faire capitalism, which allows companies to conduct business without government intervention. They believed that government regulation would destroy individual self-reliance, reduce profits, and harm the economy
- Should minimum wage be raised at the national level? Why or why not?
- Is economic prosperity more important that environmental protection? Why or why not?