2018 Political Review


Makailyn Craft, Reporter

This year has been a constant argument between countries and citizens, with a whole lot of “he said, she said.” Because of this,  we all need a review over the political decisions made and the decisions we’re still debating over.

Firstly, President Trump changed our trade system with Canada and Mexico. What used to be NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, is now being replaced with USMCA, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. This gives American dairy farmers access to Canada’s dairy market, which will improve the U.S.A’s agriculture business. The goal of USMCA is to make it possible for more autoparts to be made in the United States. It also makes sure a majority of a vehicle is made by workers with a payment of at least $16.00 an hour.

After grieving his wife’s, who died on April 17th , passing for eight months, George H.W. Bush passed away on November 30th, 2018. He was first the 43rd Vice-President of the United States from 1981 to 1989, until he was elected President in 1989-1993. In his early years, he served in the military during World War Two, from 1942 to 1945. He raised six children with his wife, Barbara Bush. His service dog, Sully, accompanied him one last time as he mourned the loss of his owner in front of his casket.

A hugely popular topic since the beginning of the year is gun laws. People and associations, like the NRA, believe that there should not be restrictions on guns. They believe its a constitutional right that should not be corrupted. However, some people want guns taken away, while others believe more laws should be placed to ensure public safety. This conversation began after the Parkland Shooting on February 14th, it was started by student survivors speaking out. Many protests took place to convince the government to take action. Although, no changes have been made as of right now.