Discuss United States government actions
Theme: United States Government Actions
At various times in United States history, actions by the federal government have had effects beyond their original intent. These effects have been both positive and negative.
Identify two actions taken by the federal government and for each
Describe the historical circumstances that led to the action
Discuss the positive and/or negative effects of the action
You may use any action taken by the federal government from your study of United States history. Some suggestions you might wish to consider include the passage of the whiskey excise tax (1791), purchase of the Louisiana Territory (1803), passage of the Indian Removal Act (1830), adoption of the 14th amendment (1868), ratification of the Prohibition amendment (1919), passage of the Social Security act (1935), dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945), invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs (1961), and intervention in South Vietnam (1965-1975).