American Issues

Every nation has problems. Problems spawn” issues” – topics for democratic discussion and action. America is no exception. It can be argued that the nature and extent of a nation’s problems are relevant to how well or poorly that nation’s government is working. This is not to say that government is responsible for solving all problems. On the contrary, a problem could be caused in part or whole by inappropriate government action. America’s problems are the concerns of it’s citizens. Let’s look first at how a number of sources identify America’s problems.

Problem Identification Sources

The following sources provide a useful start:

Leading Problems

A composite listing of the problems identified by these sources is:

  1. Unemployment/Jobs
  2. Income Gap between Rich and Poor
  3. Immigration
  4. Education – Blogs: http://teach.com/teach100
  5. Environment
  6. Dissatisfaction with Government
  7. The Economy
  8. Health Care
  9. Government Debt
  10. Foreign Aid
  11. Poverty
  12. Ethics
  13. Family Decline

Problem Solution Resources

How to Use this Site

This site can empower your citizenship.

  1. Explore, LEARN AND DISCUSS issues important to citizens.
  2. Test yourself with QUIZZES that are designed to educate and guide you through the site.
  3. PRINT OUT the “Tracking Your Progress Sheet”.
  4. VOLUNTEER to improve and expand this site.

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