RESEARCH PAPER TOPICS
Your assignment is to research and write a position paper on a controversial issue pertaining to either American Government or Economics. This paper will take a balanced approach to both sides of the issue and will contain a well supported opinion on the subject.
Should the government bail out failing businesses?
Should wilderness areas be opened to oil exploration and drilling?
Should the Electoral College be abolished?
Does the Supreme Courtís use of judicial review give it too much power compared to that of the President and Congress?
Are federal courts and judges acting unconstitutionally when they practice judicial activism?
Is gay marriage protected under the right to privacy?
Should Roe v. Wade be overturned?
Is an amendment to the US Constitution banning flag burning necessary?
Is public safety more important than civil rights? (racial profiling)
Is it the job of the government to interfere / regulate scientific research?
Should migrant workers / immigrants be granted the same rights and protections as citizens?
Is the 2nd amendment right to bear arms still applicable in the 21st century?
Is it the responsibility of the government to provide accommodations for people with disabilities?
Is the government justified in using capital punishment?
Is the Patriot Act constitutional?
Should mandatory military service be required of US citizens?
Does the system of checks and balances still work in the 21st century?
Are the mandatory drug testing policies of Americaís high schools constitutional?
A topic of your choice with instructor approval