The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
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A question pack on the recent past from an American perspective.
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The prison operated by the U.S. military for the detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects and “enemy combatants” is located at .
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Riker’s Island, New York
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Unwarranted wiretapping in the United States was conducted by .
the New York Times
In what ways did the U.S. government attempt to deny the rights of prisoners taken in Afghanistan and Iraq?
What investment banking firm went bankrupt in 2008, signaling the beginning of a major economic crisis?
A subprime mortgage is .
a high-risk, high-interest loan
a federal bailout for major banks
a form of insurance on investments
a form of political capital
What are the pros and cons of school vouchers?
A popular Mexican American studies program was banned by the state of , which accused it of causing resentment of white people.
The first state to allow same-sex marriage was .
What was the result of the Bush administration’s unwillingness to recognize that climate change is being accelerated by human activity?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in .
Which of the following is not a goal of Obamacare (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act)?
to provide all Americans with access to affordable health insurance
to require that everyone in the United States acquire some form of health insurance
to lower the costs of healthcare
to increase employment in the healthcare industry
What has Barack Obama done to make college education more accessible?
What factors led to the Great Recession?
How have conservatives fared in their efforts to defend “American” culture against an influx of immigrants in the twenty-first century?
In what ways are Barack Obama’s ideas regarding the economy, education, and the environment similar to those of Bush, his Republican predecessor? In what ways are they different?
How successful has the United States been in achieving its goals in Iraq and Afghanistan?
In what ways has the United States become a more heterogeneous and inclusive place in the twenty-first century? In what ways has it become more homogenous and exclusive?