The Top 27 Most Interesting Research Paper Topics On American Government

The American government has always been a hot topic for discussion. Conspiracy theories abound, and no matter whether you support an individual administration or oppose it, there are no shortage of avenues for a researcher to explore. Rather than feeling gloomy as is often the case when faced with starting your research, I would suggest that you should be positively leaping around at the prospect of beginning. While I am sure that you will have your own ideas for your American government research paper, here’re are 27 topics that in my opinion are the most interesting.

  1. 1. Illegal immigrants – Is Donald Trump correct in his stance against Mexican migrants? Do immigrants damage the American economy, or are they good for it?
  2. 2. Government policy on alternative energy sources and climate change
  3. 3. Obama Care. Explore this in depth. By abolishing it will a future Republican administration be putting lives at risk, or should it have never been introduced in the first instance?
  4. 4. Guantanamo. Why is it still open? Is it a gross infringement of human rights, or necessary to safeguard American citizens against attack?
  5. 5. Religion in America – Predominantly Christian is it right that the church should be completely separate from the government?
  6. 6. The legal age for alcohol. The age that you can legally drink alcohol in the U.S is 21 whereas it is 18 in other countries such as the U.K. Would lowering the age reduce the dangers of binge drinking. Or should the age limit be maintained. (There is a major under-age culture in the U.K. Even though the age limit is lower…)
  7. 7. Gun crime versus the 2nd Amendment. Was the live shooting on television of a reporter and her cameraman a tipping point? Or does the right to bear arms override everything else?
  8. 8. The underlying principles of the American Government
  9. 9. Does the President really have any influence? Or is America governed by the secret machine?
  10. 10. State control over the Internet. How far reaching is it?
  11. 11. The government and the media – Explore the relationship between the American government and the media.
  12. 12. The American government and the market economy.
  13. 13. Foreign policy – The Middle East – Look at how it has evolved over the last 20 years.
  14. 14. The government’s position on hostages
  15. 15. How are political campaigns funded? Is this ethical?
  16. 16. Civil liberties – are they being eroded?
  17. 17. The constitution
  18. 18. Reducing prison costs – rehabilitation of offenders
  19. 19. The Death Penalty – Should it be abolished? Should it be consistent nationwide?
  20. 20. Death Row – Are prisoners held too long there – is it psychological torture?
  21. 21. Government policy on human trafficking
  22. 22. The role of government agencies like the FBI – should they be more transparent?
  23. 23. A closer look at the Department for Education
  24. 24. How effective is the government at dealing with disasters like Hurricane Katrina?
  25. 25. Does the American government genuinely respect other governments?
  26. 26. Should Presidents be allowed to serve more than the current two terms?
  27. 27. Should there be an age limit for becoming President?