Rawing upon the historical lessons of the Reconstruction Era and cotemporary times, what should the role of government be in society?

sources must be from a book called A Peoples History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn, or American Promise: A History of the United States Vol 1: To 1877″, and any other sources. You may wish to incorporate into your argument avenues of analysis that examine this question through social, legal, economic, or political lenses. Support your argument with specific examples and concrete historical evidence from the appropriate time periods and sources as you take your position. The majority of your discussion should be anchored in the historical, but you should reflect upon contemporary America to some extent. I also need a works cited page.