7 minute debates:
today you will be preparing for a TWO ROUND debate on ONE of the following issues. You will not be told in advance WHICH position you will argue in class tomorrow, so be sure to complete both perspective columns in your notes.
Dropping of Atomic Bomb
Is the deployment of the A Bomb a necessary step to end Japanese aggression and ensure America’s victory in the Second World War?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pacific/peopleevents/e_olympic.html - primary sources, truman library
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pacific/filmmore/ps_diary.html- primary sources, truman library
22nd Amendment to US Constitution: Is it necessary to limit the President to two terms in office? Do term limits preserve checks and balances or hinder democratic process?
Formation and joining of NATO : Is the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a necessary step in advancing diplomacy and world peace?