Drug policy and how it pertains to US government

This paper will be about drug policy and how it pertains to US government. More details are provided below: Format/Questions to answer I. Title Page a. First & Last Name b. Course name and number c. Paper title II. Introduction a. Provide an overview of your issue. b. Discuss why your issue is important in the context of American government. c. Give an overview of what will be covered in the body of the paper. d. Transition into next section. III. America’s Dilemma a. Explain what the American dilemma is and how it relates to your issue. b. Explain what social constructions are and discuss how they impact individuals dealing with your issue. c. Transition to the next section. IV. The American Constitution & the Great Law of Peace a. Explain what the four Constitutional principles are. b. Explain what the four Great Law of Peace principles are. c. Discuss which of these principles are most relevant to your issue. d. Transition to the next section. V. America’s Federal System a. Explain what powers are held by the federal government and discuss the pros and cons of this with regard to your issue. b. Explain what powers are held by state governments and discuss why this is relevant to your issue. c. Discuss whether there are any differences between how your issue is framed on a national level and how it is understood on the state level. d. Transition to the next section. VI. Civil Liberties / Civil Rights a. Explain what civil liberties are and discuss which Amendments from the Bill of Rights are especially relevant to your issue. b. Discuss the American dilemma in the context of any discrepancies that you have found in respecting the civil liberties of some while denying them to others. c. Explain what civil rights are and why they are important. d. Discuss which core areas of civil rights are most relevant to your topic and which specific civil rights are impacted by your issue. e. Discuss the American dilemma in the context of any discrepancies that you have found in respecting the civil rights of some while denying them to others. f. Transition to the next section. VII. Public Opinion & Political Participation a. Explain what the five agents of political socialization are discuss and how individuals might be learning about your issue and/or socializing other people about your issue in the context of each one of these agents. b. Review and analyze the current public opinion data on your issue. What types of polls have been conducted, by which agency, and what are peoples’ views regarding your issue? Be sure to include relevant charts, etc. c. Explain what political participation is and why it is important for our democracy. d. Explain the key factors influencing political participation and how those factors are impacting participation around your issue. e. Note: You must identify some type of action relating to your issue (local or national) and do it. You must then write an analysis of your action explaining: i. What you did. ii. What you think your impact was. iii. What it felt like for you to take this action. f. Transition to the next section.

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