Welcome to your first blog of APUSH 2. Just like last year, I expect some great conversations and awesome insight!!! Not to mention, I know you just can't wait until we do the TERM GAME again this year!!!! :-)
This week, we are going to be discussing what has become somewhat of a hot topic lately... the role of America in world politics and rather or not we should continue to be the "World's Policeman." Surprisingly, the varying viewpoints on what "America" means today crosses political boundaries and you can find different viewpoints amongst Democrats, Republicans and even Libertarians. As always, those viewpoints normally have to do with what part of the 3-prong spectrum (liberal, moderate, or conservative) the individual happens to belong to, yet according to a pole done by ABC News last week, it's pretty obvious the definition of America's role in world affairs has dramatically changed over the past 20 years. Twenty years ago, most Americans still believed that we had a moral responsibility to be heavily involved with other countries affairs and they also believed that we, as a democratic republic, were the "shinning examples" for other countries - countries that looked up to the United States and respected our opinion and assistance. That doesn't seem to be the case today - at least according to some.
TOPIC: In your opinion, what does "America" mean today? Are we still "morally" obligated to get involved with other countries affairs - should we still be the "Policemen of the World"?