Critical Thinking Questions – Please answer in short essay format.
While our system of government is a democratic republic form of democracy, the book notes that many states have direct democracy features such as town hall meetings, initiatives, and referendums. What kinds of decisions are well suited for direct democracy? What kinds of decisions are best left for representative bodies? Why?
Should countries make an effort to socialize immigrants and their children into American culture? Think about the core American political values described in the chapter. Which of these values do you think is most important for integration of immigrants? Are any of the values discussed by the book non-essential?