1. Choose a social movement in US history (e.g.,the Abolition Movement,the labor movement, the Civil Rights Movement ,BlackLivesMatter,theDreamersandotherimmigrantrightsmovements,thewomen’srightsmovement,LGBTrightsmovements,OccupyWallStreet,theenvironmentalmovement,theTeaParty,themovementforuniversalhealthcare,etc.). HOw did the institutions of American federalism affect the group’s social movement strategy? HOw did these institutions help or hinder the movement in pursuing its goals?
2. The United States has performed relatively poorly in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Which groups and / or institutions are responsible for this? Are institutions (e.g. federalism) or particular political actors (e.g administration or party) more to blame?