Do you believe a national service requirement would improve young people’s connection to politics and to the
country? Why or why not?
You have no doubt heard the phrase, “with rights come responsibilities.” What responsibilities do you have
as a resident of your community, of your state, and of the nation?
Pollsters do not know yet whether the “Obama effect” is temporary or lasting. Think back over the past year and
identify events or actions taken by the government that might positively or negatively influence the world’s opinion. Should the U.S. government keep world opinion in mind when making decisions? Why or why not?
Some polls have shown that younger Muslims and Arabs have a more positive opinion toward the United States
than other age cohorts. Why might that be the case?