Political Science When the Framers were designing the fe

Political Science

When the Framers were designing the federal government, they believed that the House of Representatives would be “the people’s” branch of government, most in touch with and responsive to the varied and changing needs of the people. Many analysts today might describe the House as the “insiders’ branch”, distant from and responsive to special interests.

For the essay portion on the final, you will take a position on the “people’s branch” vs. “insiders’ branch” debate by assessing the public’s role in congressional decision-making in the modern House of Representatives.

You can do so by:

First, explain why legislators may not listen to all constituents all the time.

Second, explain how policymaking processes might make it difficult for the public to monitor and evaluate the House.

Third, explain why partisan gerrymandering and polarization may make representatives less responsive to their constituents back home.

Throughout the course, we have seen many challenges to demo

Throughout the course, we have seen many challenges to democracy in the U.S. & California political systems. We have also seen that in the past such challenges have been overcome by the workings of our institutions and processes. From the topics below, choose 2 topics and discuss how they have either helped or hindered democracy. Do you think that your evidence shows that the U.S. and California now fulfill the ideals of democracy or do there need to be reforms of these areas in order to achieve democracy? Submit a copy on Canvas & bring a copy to the final exam time. Word limit: 1,500. Do not use outside materials!
The Presidency & the California Executive

The Courts

Interest groups

Voting & elections

Political parties

Social movements

FIRST DISCUSSION: explain how conservatism and socialism ar

FIRST DISCUSSION: explain how conservatism and socialism are incorporated in the Us political system. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons and at least one scholarly source

SECOND DISCUSSION: explain one of the perfect political systems of Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Marx or skinner. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response form assigned reading or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source

300 words each

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Reflect on interest groups and democracy. Discuss whether i

Reflect on interest groups and democracy. Discuss whether interest groups magnify the power of individuals to influence government and public policy or if they are used as a tool to exclude “regular people” in favor of wealthy elites. Also discuss whether changing the present election system so that it runs on limited public financing, via tax dollars, instead of contributions from interest groups and wealthy donors, would make the system more democratic and open.

In responding to your classmates, discuss if such a policy violates the free speech rights of interest groups and their members.

For your response posts (2), you must do the following:

 Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread.

 In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

 In Modules Two through Eight, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.

 Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt.
classmates Post #1:

Interest Groups can be considered the Fans, of the two major parties in politics. When looking for a team to root for. Here enters the Interest groups working from the bottom-up helping to educate voters, raise money, and increase awareness. In fact, the political parties of countries with multiparty systems look a lot like the interest groups of the United States. These groups make large donations of time, and resources to the parties. They try to influence the direction and decision making of parties. They try to recruit the best players to run as candidates under party banners. Nonetheless, they are not the parties, and they must rely on parties and candidates to win the game. (Evans & Michaud, 2019) I believe that there are groups of (regular) people that are not always spoken for, yet there are Interest groups focused on some of those groups like the N.A.A.C.P.

I don’t think changing the Election system to public financing will make it more democratic. Interest groups have been particularly useful to campaigns through their financial sponsorship of political advertising. On television, radio, and the internet, interest groups broadcast the virtues of some candidates and lambast the faults of others. (Evans & Michaud, 2019) I believe we need that funding to learn about all the candidates and what they stand for. I am one of those people that does not follow politics, and every person running in every election. I will not lie, some of those ads have helped me with past voting decisions.

Resources:

Evans, J., & Michaud, K. (2019). Central ideas in American government (9th ed.). Asheville, NC: Soomo Learning. Available from http://www.webtexts.com

classmates Post #2:

I am going to admit that before reading chapter 13 in Central Ideas In American Government I had a different idea in my mind of what interest groups were about. I believed that they were the “bad guy” and a useless part of politics and I am one who does her research but I never went in depth in trying to learn what interest groups are and what their objective in politics consists of. Well I have been enlightened. An interest group is a group of individuals that share a common interest that seek to influence government and public policy. They “provide political representation to members of society who share similar interests” (Evans & Michaud, 2019). They attempt this by direct influence through lobbying or indirect influence over policy through election activities. A misconception that I had about interest groups, and one that many others do as well, was that they attempt to buy the votes of members of Congress through campaign contributions when in fact they only focus on candidates that already support their cause, so they are not buying off someone that was not on their side to begin with. Essentially what an interest groups contributions are buying is access to politicians so that their causes can be heard one on one. An example of that would be the NRA, an interest group, contributing to the campaign of a Republican who is a staunch supporter of gun right. Interest groups are there to provide meaningful information to politicians on behalf of their constituents.

I do believe interest groups exclude “regular people,” but only to an extent. There are many interest groups that represent people in the lower socioeconomic sector. There is the United Farm Workers of America that represents the men and women who pick crops, Planned parenthood represents individuals with low income and no insurance, the Children Defense Fund and so on. It’s true that the majority of lobbyists are hired by private interest because they have the resources, especially monetary, and that can be a disadvantage for the public interest groups who may not have the same resources. Yet there is still representation and there are members in Congress that look out for the interest of their lower socioeconomic constituents. Interest groups do play a big role in our democracy when it comes to policy change and they will continue to do so as long as the government doesn’t put any restrictions on their contributions and lobbying. Using tax dollars to finance an election instead of interest group contributions can be seen as a more democratic move but I would personally not want my tax money going to a candidate that I oppose.

Evans, J., & Michaud, K. (2019). Central ideas in American government (9th ed.). Asheville, NC.

Soomo: Learning. Retrieved from http://www.webtexts.com

Please watch the video, “Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and th

Please watch the video, “Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency” athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kJmw3nzuB4, review the text (if necessary), and respond to the questions below.

After completing the questions, you will be posting your responses as your initial discussion post. This initial post is due no later than Friday at 11:59pm. Students may NOT edit initial posts once posted. Discussion scores will be based on the original post.

Your initial post should be a minimum of 8 lines in length and be written in sentences (rather than just listing the letter, or a short phrase).

Before Sunday 11:59pm, please respond to two other classmates’ initial posts (not follow-up posts) for Question #5, Part 2, with meaningful responses that address the substance of their post. Each of these follow-up posts should be a minimum of 4 lines in length.

Question 1

According to Jackson’s biographer James Partin, which of the following is NOT among the contradictions exhibited by his subject?

Democratic autocrat
Urbane savage
Atrocious saint
Populist technocrat
Question 2

In the eyes of the historians interviewed, which of the following is NOT one of Jackson’s key accomplishments?

He was loved by the American people
He enlarged the possibilities of American democracy
He advanced a more far-reaching role for the federal government
He broadened the reach of the presidency as an institution
Question 3

Which of the following is NOT a reason Jackson remains controversial?

His policies encroached on the rights and lands of Native Americans
He advocated more democracy in the realm of voting rights
He was moody and hot-tempered
He was a slave owner
Question 4

According to the video, Jackson was viewed during his lifetime as the most popular living president, the “idol of the American people.” Why is this? What factors contribute to the popularity of an American president?

Question 5

The history principle holds that “past events shape current viewpoints and perspectives.” Describe how this is evident in the presidency of Andrew Jackson, both among his contemporaries and in more recent years.

Part 2. Discuss how our view of the presidency as an institution has evolved over time. Is this evolution positive or negative? Why?

1. Developing a clear and concise thesis statement (an arg

1. Developing a clear and concise thesis statement (an argument) in response to the following question: Does the film have the power to transform political sensibilities?

2. Writing an outline for a five paragraph analytical essay building on a clear and concise thesis statement, including topic sentences and secondary supports

3. Identifying and explaining three scenes from the film text in support of the thesis statement/argument.

4. Writing an introductory paragraph for the outlined analytical essay

Instructions Your country just overthrew its dictator, and

Instructions
Your country just overthrew its dictator, and you are the newly elected President. Unfortunately, due to the divisions in the country and the years of war, economic, military, and political structures are non-existent. A group of loyalists to the old dictator have been detonating bombs, murdering civilians, assassinating leaders, and terrorizing towns with help from a neighboring country’s dictator.

Create a comprehensive plan for your new government. While creating this government identify 1) the governing style of your government and the principles that govern your leaders (see rubric); 2) the functions of various branches of government; 3) how to maintain public good in domestic areas through at least two programs; 4) an economic structure that is most beneficial to your citizens; 5) ways to create national unity; 6) ways to combat terrorism and violence; and, 6) international organizations to join.

See rubric for specific ways to meet the requirements of the paper.

Paper headings: (Use of APA paper format with headings required!)

Reference: Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 3-4 pages (not included)

1-inch margins

Double spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title page

Structure a policy argument or claim that is definitive, de

Structure a policy argument or claim that is definitive, designative, evaluative, and advocative, using one of these terms: (a) crime, (b) pollution, (c) terrorism, (d) quality of life, (e) global warming, (f) fiscal crisis, (g) human rights, and (h) unemployment.
Convert the argument in the first discussion into a policy debate by providing an objection and a rebuttal.
Explain if and why the qualifier changed after introducing an objection and rebuttal. If the qualifier did not change, explain why it did not change.
Discuss at least two benefits to structuring arguments before and while developing written documents.