1) Civil Rights regulate the way in which the government interacts and treats citizens. There is a long history of gaps in civil rights with regards to race and gender. Specifically, with the history of African Americans, provide 3 stories of how the national government had to expand their view of civil rights in order to include them; from slavery, to citizens, to equal status in America.
2) Describe the journey / plight of women & other groups to gaining more civil rights. What progress has been made politically?
3) This chapter goes into detail about different aspects of public opinion. What are different factors that shape what our opinions are? Then in turn, how does this aspect of public opinion effect elections?
4) Section 6.2 describes how we measure public opinion. Discuss any factor of polling that interests you.
According to World Bank (2018), the value of United States exports was $1.45 trillion and total value of imports was $2.25 billion in 2016. The country exported 4,563 products to 223 countries and imported 4,558 products from 220 countries (World Bank, 2018). Consumer goods were the largest imports followed by capital goods, intermediate goods, and raw materials. The bulk of the country’s (96%) were industrial goods (USTR, 2018). The country’s top five export markets are: Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, and United Kingdom (World Bank, 2018). The top five import markets are: China, Mexico, Canada, Japan, and Germany (World Bank, 2018). Canada and Mexico are members of NAFTA along with the United States. The economic syndicate was established with the intention of reducing trade barriers between the three nations and is currently being reviewed by of the United States. NAFTA eliminated most non-tariff barriers and gradually reduced import and export tariffs between the three countries (Komar, Uniiat, & Lutsiv, 2016). By 2008, all trade tariffs existing between the three NAFTA members were eliminated. In addition, agricultural exports that attracted 12% customs rate became duty free (Komar, Uniiat, & Lutsiv, 2016). It led to massive increase in trade between the nations and boosted inter-country relationships. There is obligation on each member to maintain the principles of the agreement with few exceptions that would allow for imposition of tariffs (Komar, Uniiat, & Lutsiv, 2016). Canada and Mexico have since become among the three largest trading partners for United States. China is the largest trading partner of the United States (Romei, 2018). The size of trade relates to the $506 billion in exports to the United States (Ip, 2018). The bulk of Chinese imports including: cellular/wireless phones, portable computing equipment, and communication products that are imported duty free. The recent move to impose tariffs on Chinese imports does not affect the top five imports (Romei, 2018). United States imposed varying tariffs on 1,333 goods from China with China retaliating by imposing 25% specific tariffs on 106 American-made products (Romei, 2018). In 2017, the value of Chinese exports to United States totaled $506 billion or 4% of GDP while United States exported goods worth $130 billion to China representing 0.7% of GDP (Ip, 2018). The American tariffs on the 1,333 imports goods was about 25% for total goods valued at $50 billion are pending trade negotiation (Davis, Zumbrun, & Wei, 2018). They come on top of previous 25% tariffs on Chinese steel imports and 10% tariffs on aluminum (Davis, Zumbrun, & Wei, 2018). United States has signaled the intention to levy further tariffs. The administration has threatened to impose an additional $60 billion worth of tariffs (Davis, 2018). In addition, it also intends to tighten restrictions on technology transfers and acquisitions (Davis, 2018). These measures are geared towards reducing the $375 billion trade deficit by at least $100 billion (Davis, Zumbrun, & Wei, 2018). The United States has preferential trade arrangements with the European Union with Germany and United Kingdom being its largest trading partners in the economic alliance. However, the current American administration has also threatened>GET ANSWER