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State of the Union Discussion Questions

Howard Lindsay
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Write a one-page description indicating how you would direct the play's second act, which takes place entirely in the Matthews's hotel room. Feel free to explore creative alternatives such as set or prop changes.

Research the major political issues discussed in the play, as well as the current hot political issues in the United States. Plot both sets of issues on a chart. Include a capsule description for each issue, including its historical background, the arguments given by the issue's supporters and opponents, and the side that you support.

Research the controversial United States presidential election of 2000. Plot the major events of this election on a timeline.

Research the differences between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States and write a short report comparing the two political orientations. Choose one prominent person from each party and write a biography about each, including specific aspects...

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