Political Science 121
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How much does the U.S. spend on the military?
1.2 Trillion Dollars
How much is the U.S. national debt?
$15 Trillion Dollars
How many people in the U.S. are without healthcare?
How many adults in the U.S. are on probation, in jail, parol?
Top Universities in the U.S. Public and Private
Harvard and Berkeley
How many people live in poverty in the U.S?
46 million people
How many pple live on a $1 a day? " " $2/day -- In the world
- 1.3 billion pple live on a 1$/day.
- 3.5billion live on 2$/day
Compare wealth and income of richest in the U.S. to the poor.
- Income: 98% vs 1%
- Wealth: 99% vs .25%
Familiar with the means tested program (welfare).
Medicaid temporary assistance for needy families 5years
Familiar with food stamps, amount of money, and requirements.
$1.05/meal, 3.15/day 2 years
Very basics of the Budget.
- Mandatory: Welfare, Social Security
- Discretionary: Military Spending
Security Issues U.S. dealing with terrorism&nuclear weapons. (basic idea)
Terrorism and Nuclear Power
Americanization and Soft Power
Culture of U.S. spreading to foreign countries. U.S. culture is attractive (lifestyle) international students
Nuclear Weapons: (U.S. and Russia major powers)
Both U.S. and Russia have enough nuclear power combined to destroy each major city 10 times
How many military bases around the world?
130 out of 195 countries
Essay question: Great Recession
Housing Crisis and Derivatives
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