Write a 500-word essay (2 pages) on what American government and politics mean to you. First, you should write about how you believe politics affects you on a regular basis. Then, you should discuss how you think government policies affect your community, the city, the country as a whole, and the world.
Also, indicate what you think is positive and/or negative about U.S. political decisions (national, state, or local). You may also write about what you believe government has failed to do and/or what you would like government to do.
What do you think about President Trump? Indicate what is negative or positive about his policies? Are there any important issues/problems that President Trump should tackle?
What is your opinion of the candidates running for the U.S. presidency?
What do you think is the importance of the 2020 Congressional elections?
What are your thoughts about New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, who is in his second term? Do you think he has made any improvements to New York City, during his terms in office?
Finally, mention how you would like this course to help you gain a better understanding of U.S. government and politics.