As a junior senator you have established a foundational level of knowledge in regard U.S. social and foreign policy. You want to communicate some of this information to the constituents in your state as well as state your position on where you would like to go from here and why. You are welcome to use the following letter template to help you formulate your response. If you choose not to use the template, please ensure you are responding to the issues contained within the brackets. These are: two arguments for and two arguments against the welfare state, three controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act, and four traditional U.S. foreign policy roles. (Responses should be a minimum of 250 words (approximately), written in letter format (no bullet points), and showcasing your knowledge of the course materials. Your knowledge should constitute the greater majority of your response. Your policy positions and reasons why you feel this way should constitute a minority of your response (meaning about one sentence per policy subject).
It is my privilege to serve you as a senator of the great state of [fill in the blank:_____________]. I am looking forward to representing you in the effort to bring peace and prosperity to America. We have great work to do both in the domestic and international spheres.
Friends, the welfare state is controversial. I would like to discuss the arguments for and against the welfare state and then explain where I stand and why. [Compose your statement here, providing at least two arguments for and two arguments against the welfare state, according to the text only, briefly stating your position and explaining why this is your position]
Welfare is not the only social policy that is controversial. Healthcare under the Affordable Care Act has been as well. I will describe why and then explain my position on the issue and why. [Compose your statement here, providing at least three reasons, according to the text only, why the Affordable Care Act has been controversial, briefly stating your opinion on the policy and explaining why this is your opinion.]
The United States’ foreign policy role is also important to our success. These foreign policy roles have varied throughout history. I will describe these foreign policy roles and explain which position I favor and why. [Compose your statement here, identifying by name and describing the four foreign policy roles, according to the text only; briefly stating your position on which role the U.S. should take and explaining why this is your opinion.]
With your support, we will achieve our domestic and international goals to make the United States peaceful and prosperous!
Short Answer Questions:
2. What are the U.S. foreign policy goals (identify and provide brief description)? What counts as success?
3. Contrast contributory programs with public assistance programs. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
4. Identify the two general ways in which government makes a market economy possible.