With which political party do you most closely identify?
1) List three reasons why you believe that you identify most closely with your selected party. These reasons should be specific and connected to the party’s platform. You can search for your respective party’s platform online. Develop a solid paragraph with each of these or three individual briefer paragraphs one for each reason.
Chapter 8 discusses some of the various parties. The United States is primarily a two party system, Republican and Democrat. However, there are more parties from which you can choose. You can say that you are independent, but you still must identify three issues you support from one or more parties.
2) Take the quiz at https://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz . Even if you are pretty sure of who you side with, it is required for this assignment. I will not be able to give you credit for this assignment for this paper without taking this.
Save the results as a PDF. You will attach these to your paper.Write a paragraph where you analyze the results and see if they align with what you answered above. If they do, then explain why and if not then explain why not.Your analysis should include a comparison of the things you mentioned in the first paragraph and explain why or why not they do or do not align to your original selections why you felt you identified with your party in the first paragraph.After this analysis, answer the following:Which ideology does the quiz say you most align with? Why do you think it aligned you with this party?What are at least three of the other two ideologies the quiz say you align with? Why do you think it aligned you with this party?What do those ideologies do your results indicate this party supports? Save your questions and answer in order to be analyze at least five of these ideologies.Do you agree or disagree with these results and tell me specifically why or why not?What are some people the quiz mentions you are like ideologically in politics?Does this surprise you? This may take more than one paragraph to develop.This analysis should be several paragraphs to answer completely.3) Who or what influenced your political ideology (examples may be a parent, teacher, friend, event).
Do you have friends or family that hold the opposite beliefs from you? If not, why not? Do you have debates with this person or do you only talk to people who agree with you?Give specific examples of some of these agreements or disagreements? Explain why you feel you agree or disagree.4) List the types of interest groups mentioned in the textbook. Define each and provide examples of all that are listed in your book.
5) Choose at least one Interest Group and research how much money they spent in the last election.
What candidates did they support?Attempt to find what issues and legislation the group supports.If you are not able to find this, guess what may be some types of legislation or policies that this group would support.How does your respective ideology benefit from this group?How are policies this group might support potentially detrimental to your particular ideology?How much money has this group contributed?Any other information you believe would be beneficial to provide a good overview of the group.The rules: Remember, this needs to be at least three pages of solid, thoughtful material in order to even be considered for full credit. Students receiving full credit usually turn in papers that are on average 4 to 5 pages. Have some fun with it, but remember this is an academic paper. No cussing or slang, use proper grammar and proof-read before sending, use the spell-checker, do not end a sentence with a question mark (you are supposed to answer questions, not ask them), et cetera.
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