What do you think? Keep the electoral college or abolish it? Explain the reasons for your choice.

Week 4 Discussion Electoral college argument politics and social media

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1: List the ways in which contemporary presidential campaigns have used social media as a campaign tool. Do you consider social media as a successful tool? Explain your answer. Do you see social media as an unsuccessful tool? Explain your answer and provide examples.

Option 2: There are numerous discussions involving the Electoral College. There are some people that want to abolish the electoral college while others want to keep it. What do you think? Keep the electoral college or abolish it? Explain the reasons for your choice.

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

In the link, you can find a file called “GUIDE” Follow that write a paper focused on Two Readings: Chung, De Haas. Also, refer to videos and lecture slides too.

RC2

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jUMJ-utlcmHcYrSjIObXsd-nEhiNxFFZ

In the link, you can find a file called “GUIDE” Follow that write a paper focused on Two Readings: Chung, De Haas. Also, refer to videos and lecture slides too.

Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities are being represented?Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?

Representation in Congress

Research the proportion of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and openly gay or lesbian members of Congress.

Reflect on what these patterns say about the nature of representation.

Why do some groups tend to be underrepresented in Congress?

Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities are being represented?

Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?

How might we as a people address this situation and strive towards equal representation? Make sure to cite sources used.
Writing Requirements (APA format)

What characteristics do you think voters look for when choosing a president? Do you think voters choose the characteristics they are looking for depending on the socioeconomic and political environment – lack of jobs, riots, COVID-19, environmental concerns and other issues etc.? Explain your answer.

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Political scientists disagree on the exact causes of low representation of women in Congress. Why do you think there are so few women in Congress in comparison to men?

How likely is it that these patterns of representation will dramatically change over your lifetime? For this discussion question, you will have to do some research online.

What characteristics do you think voters look for when choosing a president? Do you think voters choose the characteristics they are looking for depending on the socioeconomic and political environment – lack of jobs, riots, COVID-19, environmental concerns and other issues etc.? Explain your answer.

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Does democracy require equality of income or wealth? Discuss why democracy might make a country more or less egalitarian?

Follow-Up Post Instructions (Student)

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1: Does democracy require equality of income or wealth? Discuss why democracy might make a country more or less egalitarian?

Option 2: Political scientist Larry Sabato has proposed a new constitutional convention. Select any one of his proposed ideas and write a short list of pros and cons for this idea and support your reasoning.
Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Is the American Media Biased? What is Media Bias? How are we culturally, politically and socially influenced by the media?

Is the American Media Biased? What is Media Bias? How are we culturally, politically and socially influenced by the media?

How are our beliefs, ideas and political consciousness impacted by what we view on the television, read on the internet and hear on satellite radio? Who owns the media and is it designed only as a profit motive corporate entity thus real programming unbiased programming is an elusive abstract concept.

How are American policy makers impacted by media outlets who can alter, destroy and create a media darling? The American media has historically affected political campaigns and public policy has been influenced by how the press reports on an even, ie) The War on Terror.
Question For Analysis – Based on the We The People Text: Chapters 6, 7 & 8

How does the location of the speeches support their messaging? Dr. King’s speech was held in a church and at the Lincoln Memorial, whereas today we have social networking and more avenues to relay messages. Does messaging make a difference?

Analyze body

Importance of body language while delivering the speech.
Gestures, cadence and delivery style.
Answer the following

Provide a summary of the two speeches.

Compare Dr. King’s leadership, charisma, power and passion to capture his audience to Alicia Garza’s speech. What are the similarities, if any? What are the differences, if any?

How does the location of the speeches support their messaging? Dr. King’s speech was held in a church and at the Lincoln Memorial, whereas today we have social networking and more avenues to relay messages. Does messaging make a difference?

Describe how the audience in Dr. King’s speeches relate to the Alicia Garza’s audience. Do you see a similarity or differences in the speeches and in the audience?