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Contemporary Issues in USA

Many of these issues are currently and continually changing; it is impossible for me to keep up with them. I encourage you to not only look at the following links (representing various sides of the issues), but to also look for more current information. I would encourage you to look at more than one side of the issue so that you can decide where you stand.

ACLU Legislative Analysis on USA PATRIOT Act
AIDS at 20
America Attacked: 9/11
Anatomy of a Meltdown: The Credit Crisis - Washington Post
Anti-Defamation League HateFilter
Banned Books Quest
Bill of Rights in Action - The Bush Doctrine
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Checks and Balances
Civil Liberties Online
CRF Forum: Governmance: Immigration
Culture Shock
Current Issues of Immigration
Death Penalty Information Center
Digital History Contemporary Controversies: History Behind the Headlines
Political Scandal in Historical Perspective
The Politics of Oil
Equal Protection Under the Law
Faith and Reason
Federal Rules of Evidence
If you see as screen asking for contribution, just click on "No Thanks" and you will see the correct page.
Freedom of the Press vs. Prior Review - A WebQuest
Glass Slippers- NOT! A WebQuest
Guardian Unlimited
This site provides a different view on political issues than the US media. It also reports foreign affairs, including British, Western European and the Middle East with a British perspective on the events.
A Guide to the Patriot Act
Historical Text Archive - US Foreign Policy
Historical Timeline of Legal and Illegal Immigration to the United States
History of US Interventions
Holes in the Wall by Melissa del Bosque
Concerning the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
How AIDS Changed America
How to Handle the Guantanamo Detainees
Lessons from 9/11 - Security vs. Freedom and Justice: A Balancing Act
The New Americans
Past Meets Present
Collection of sites from History Matters. Historians offer their views on the relationship between current events and larger historical themes, between the past and the present, placing some of the most controversial political and social topics of the day in historical perspective.
Patriot Act
The Patriot Act: What is the Proper Balance
PBS Frontline
Frontline is a documentary TV show. This site provides text of all shows as well as additional topic information like timelines.
POV: Borders
Project Implicit
Are you prejudiced? Find out and help contribute to this experiment run by Harvard University professors to determine current intolerance in the US.
Religion and Prayer in Public Schools
September 11: Bearing Witness to History
September 11, 2001 Documentary Project at the Library of Congress
Southern Poverty Law Center
Southern Poverty Law Center - Intelligence Project
Stop the Hate
Supreme Court and Guantanamo Detainees
Timeline of U.S. Interventions
The USA Patriot Act and the USA Department of Justice - Losing Our Balance?
US History - Immigration
Provided by Best of History Web Sites
U.S.-Mexico Border Fence
US - Mexico Border Fence May Snag Wildlife
A Visual Tour of Detention at Guantanamo
9/11 Attacks on America

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Last updated September 11, 2009


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