Independent Research Project

25 points (Final Project)

Option One

USA & Terrorism

Short answer questions:

  1. What is terrorism?
  2. How has terrorism been used against the United States?
  3. Why do terrorist target the United States? (many reasons)
  4. What effect has terrorism had on the United States? (good and bad/ daily life. government spending, etc.)
  5. How has the US fought back against terrorism?  (war on terror / war in Afghanistan. etc.)
  6. What problems has our fight on terrorism caused us? (civil liberties, freedoms,cost, patriot act, getting on a airplane, immigration)
  7. Can you ever really win a war against terrorism? Why or why not? (find at least two people who agree with you and EXPLAIN their arguments)

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Option Two

The Nuclear Age

Short answer questions:

  1. What is a Nuclear Reaction? Why does it generate so much energy?
  2. How did the US turn nuclear/atomic energy in a weapon?
  3. What were the results of the US using Nuclear weapon on Japan?
  4. How are nuclear weapons worse than regular weapons?
  5. What countries have nuclear weapons? Why is this a problem?
  6. What countries use lot of nuclear power? Why do they use it? How has it helped their counties?
  7. What happened with the Nuclear plant in Japan last year? Why has it made many countries rethink nuclear power?

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Option Three

Choose your own research topic

Short answer questions: