American Political Development
WRITE 2-3 page for each topic listed below. IT SHOULD BE EXCLUSIVELY BASED UPON: the textbooks, class notes and material shared in class and on Canvas. DO NOT GOOGLE THE TOPIC. YOUR OPINION/CRITIQUE AND OPTIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS SHOULD BE PLACED AT THE END OF THE ESSAY. IN TOTAL MINIMUM PAGE REQUIREMENT 8 PAGES
CAN ONLY USE THE POWERPOINTS THAT WILL BE PROVIDED
ALL ESSAYS SHOULD BE WRITTEN TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THIS:
AS ADVANCED STUDENTS OF AMERICAN POLITICS, IMAGINE THAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A PRESENTATION IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT:
[Yes! you can start the essays with the phrase: “Hello class…”]
THE POSSIBLE ESSAY TOPICS ARE THE FOLLOWING: SEPARATE PAGE FOR EACH TOPIC
American Political Development. You have to compare and contrast TWO key eras in American Political Development: (i) discuss their characteristics, (ii) the changes generated in these eras, and (iii) the lessons that can be extracted for the present/future.
The U.S. Electoral College. You need to explain (i) two major characteristics of its structure/functions, (ii) make a note indicating what would entail to modify it, (ii) address the arguments of the debate of whether or not it should continue as an important piece of the electoral process, and (iii) draw conclusions.
The stages of the policy-making process. You have to discuss here: (i) what is public policy, (ii) at least 3 of the stages of the policy-making process, (iii) use as an example the case of the Missile Crisis. Draw Conclusions.
California State government and the federal government. You have to compare and contrast TWO of the branches of the federal government with their counterparts in the government of California. In your comparison: (i) highlight at least TWO similarities and TWO differences. (ii) expand on why is it so that such differences exist, and their consequences for American Politics, and (iii) draw conclusions.