Ap Us Government & Politics Policy Paper

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Objective: The goal of this assignment is for you to become deeply knowledgeable about a public policy issue in America and apply it throughout the semester to important concepts that you learn in this course. Political Issue: An issue that arises when people disagree about a problem and how to fix it. Public policy: A choice that government makes in response to a political issue. A policy is a course of action taken by the government in order to address an issue. STEP 1 Select a public policy issue from the list below that you are interested in learning more about. You may select a public policy issue that is not on this list as long as it is approved by Mr. Crandall. It is important that the American government is actively addressing the issue and that there is some degree of disagreement regarding the government’s policy. STEP 2 Write a one page introduction to and overview of your public policy issue. Include the following: · Definition of the issue · Definition of key terms related to the issue · Key players involved (people, organizations, companies, groups, etc. affected) · Timeline of past events related to the issue · Controversies/debates regarding the issue STEP 3 After completing Unit 1: Constitutional Underpinnings (Chapters 1-3), write a one-page analysis of your policy issue in relation to the following questions: · How does the Constitution relate (or not relate) to the issue? o Is this important? · How does the issue relate to federalism? o What is the role of the federal government? o What is the role of state and local governments? o Is there cooperation and/or conflict between the various levels of government? STEP 4 After completing Unit 2: Political Beliefs, Political Behaviors, Mass Media (Chapters 6, 7, 10), write a one-page analysis of your policy issue in relation to the following questions: · Is there consensus on this

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