Identify two specific contemporary issues of American Government

The reflection journal is an opportunity to speak just to me

about your thoughts on the collective information. Reflections should be thoughtful, but

brief. 350-500 words. Because this is an opportunity to write exactly what you feel in your

own way, I won’t be gracious with half efforts.

Identify two specific contemporary issues of American Government and/or American political culture that are a result of lingering structures, attitudes, or beliefs from the antebellum (pre-Civil War) era. Elaborate on the details of these issues and show clearly the connection between the past behaviors and present-day consequences. Secondly, how might American Government (e.g. President, Congress, Judiciary, bureaucracy, etc.) successfully address these issues?