Karina M Rodriguez50233672PSCI 2305-01WDavid GosbeeDecember 4, 2019Extra Credit for Exam 31.Political analysts have identified a significant change in the American public’s level of trust in government over the last 50 years. Describe the direction of this change and discuss some of the recent events that have led Americans to reevaluate their feelings toward government. Is there any reason to be worried about how much trust citizens havein their government?a.Americas level of trust in the government has been on a decrease since 1958, the Eisenhower Administration. The trust has reached a historic low, sitting at 17% of Americans today having trust in their government. The distrust began when the Vietnam War began to escalate, and only worsened in the 1970s with the Watergate Scandal along with the economic struggles occurring at the time. Once the economy began to improve, so did the trust in the government, only to fall shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York. Since then, the trust has not risen to 30%. Having trust in the government is an important thing to the country as a whole. There have been times that we hear about citizens losing trust leading to problems. The government has to find a way earn the trust back from the citizens to ensure that they will continue to follow what is set out.
If something is not done soon, then the percentage of trust will continue to fall causing there to be people who want to make a change. This is something to worry about, change comes in different ways. There are people who think violence is the way to change. Having trust in the government is an important thing to ensure that citizens will feel at ease and comfortable in the country. Word count: 2282.Although equality is an essential element of American political culture, there is little agreement on exactly what it means and how to best achieve it. What are some of the different meanings of equality and why has it been hard for Americans to reach consensuson questions of equality?a.Equality is the idea that all are created as equal, and therefore are treated as equals. The way I see it is simple, we are all humans, different in our own ways, but should all have the same opportunities and rights as the person next to another. I think America has a hard time coming to an agreement on equality and how it works in a country as big as ours, because of the confliction between religion and the simple principles of right and wrong. Some politicians want to gobased on what the Bible says about people who love the same sex or those who see themselves differently than how they appear. There is no problem with religion or with those who follow it. The issue is that everyone is entitled to basic human rights. Those should not be taken away based on opinions. It is hard for America to come to a consensus because of all the different opinions that fly around. Equality does not just end of the sexuality of people. It can go as far as
the gender of people. Women do not get paid as much as a man does in the exact