Answer the following questions in paragraph form.
1. Describe the health care system in the United States. How do the infant mortality rate, life expectancy, access to health care, and health care costs in the United States compare with other western industrialized countries?
2. Describe some of the key laws passed by Congress in the past three decades to protect the environment. How effective have these laws been?
3. Compare the different approaches of the U.S. presidents since 9/11 to the war on terrorism. How are these policies similar and different to previous U.S. foreign policies?
4. Does democracy really have anything to do with international relations and the foreign policy of the United States? In what ways has foreign and defense policymaking affected the scope of the American government?