Directions: It is suggested that you take a few minutes to plan and outline each answer. Spend approximately 60 minutes answering each question. Illustrate your response with substantive examples where appropriate. Make sure your answers are typed, spell-checked, double-spaced, and regular 12 font.
This EQ assignment is worth 75 points. 7.5 points (10% of the assignment) is based on grammar, spelling, and did you follow the page length requirement of 1-2 pages per EQ, 30 points (40% of the assignment) is based on incorporating concepts from Chapters 10,11 and 12 in the text (you may also cite outside sources though not required for this EQ assignment), 30 points (40% of the assignment) your Discussion assignments for this week, and 7.5 points (10% of the assignment) is based on your personal opinion on how well you explain your opinion for the EQ.
Chapter 10: Elections & Campaigns
- What are the 4 Ts (like Time and Theme) when running for POTUS (President of the United States)? Why are Iowa and New Hampshire so important when running for POTUS? Should American elections be restricted in length and in cost as seen in Great Britain? Explain.
Chapter 11: Interest Groups
- What was the ruling in the landmark Supreme Court cases Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission(2010)? Did the decision apply only to businesses or to all “corporations” including incorporated labor unions, and do you suppose that the election will significantly increase campaign- related or other political spending by the interest group in the future?
Chapter 12: The Media
How has the 24/7 news cycle including social networking influenced the way the public views and is educated on political issues? Cite at least THREE examples in support of your claim.