This final discussion is on topics that are created, researched, and defended by students from the first semester of us history at phs. An outline of the final discussion can be found on mrarmy.pbworks.com.
With all that you learned from the activities about Reconstruction and its effects, From the South to Iraq, is the U.S. successful or a failure at reconstruction? Think Social, Political, and economic objectives.
The minimum wage is currently at $7.25 an hour. There are some people that currently argue that the minimum wage law is limiting job growth. Would your group support keeping the minimum wage law or would they want it done away with. Remember that the minimum wage law was not always around. For this topic think of your group in the present time rather than in the past.
During the Industrial Age there was no limit to how much an employer could ask a worker to work in a week. Workers would work for 10 or more hours a day for 6 days straight. This means they were working for over 60 hours a week. When answering this debate, remember the group you are part of and some of the issues that they would have to consider when answering this question.
During Industrial revolution their was a large amount of immigrants into America. This Topic asked you if you would be in favor of the government putting limits on the amount of immigrants that are allowed into the country. Remember with more immigrants means more workers to compete for jobs.
Should the government regulate the internet to protect users' privacy
Should the government control the internet to protect citizens? Is the country at risk because of unregulated internet use? Use you political perspective in what role you think the government should have in private peoples lives.
There is a strike at the local factory that has not become violent yet. The business owners are planning on bringing in pinkertons to help break up the strike. before answering this question please read through the sites below to get an idea of who the Pinkertons were and what they did. Remember to keep in mind the group that you represent.
Strike at homestead mill
For this argument make sure that you stay in your roles that were assigned for this class. Scott Walker the Governor of Wisconsin helped create and pass a law that limited state employees collective bargaining rights and also asked them to contribute more to their health care plans and pensions. Read through the links below to get an idea of the bill and some of the points that were in it.