1. Discuss the informal and formal powers of the Texas Governor
2. Consider the death sentence that is legal in some states. What should be the balance between the rights of the society and the political system?
3. How much of a problem is it that the United States has become so dependent on money borrowed from foreign countries (the increasing current account deficit)? What might happen if foreigners stopped lending? (Hint: we d have to start paying the money back.)
4. How strong militarily and economically was the U.S. in the 1790s? Could the U.S. have been very active in world affairs? What was the major goal of U.S. foreign policy then? Was it to protect U.S. citizens and their property?