political ideology on goverment

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  •  Essay 2 Instructions

STEP 1: Read the assignment instructions below.

STEP 2: Use Microsoft Word to complete this assignment.

STEP 3: Submit the written assignment in the dropbox below.


This exercise is divided in two sections or parts and you will have to answer two (2) questions:

Part One:

  • First, you must visit and take the quiz to find out your political ideology at one or both of the following web-sites:
    • Advocates for Self Government a libertarian web-site: www.theadvocates.org/quiz
    • Pew Research Center for People & the Press: www.people-press.org/typlogy/quiz
  • Then, write a short paragraph  (four or five sentences) explaining the results of the quizz(es). Do you  believe that these quizzes accurately measured your idelogical leanings  to the right or the left?

Part Two:

  • The second part of this assignment  requires that you select a topic in one of the chapters covered by this  module and conduct research by visiting one of the web-sites listed  below under the heading of Options.
  • Then, write a short essay (two or three paragraphs: minimum 9 sentences):
    • explain why you decided to research that topic;
    • how does it relate to the chapter you selected;
    • discuss whether you consider this site a good tool for learning about American politics.


  • Chapter 5: Public Opinion:Chapter 6: The Media

If you choose to cover this  chapter, you must visit a non-traditional mainstream media source and  identify whether it leans to the left or the right; or whether the site  represents academic viewpoints that are non-partisan (neither left nor  right leanings).

  • PollingReport.com is a nonpartisant source on current trends in public opinion: http://www.pollingreport.com
  • Real Clear Politics is a source  for comparing polling results from several sources. It also aggregates  the result from election polls: http://www.realclearpolitics.com

Chapter 6: The Media

  • Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
  • The National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com
  • Truth Out: http://www.truthout.org
  • The Monkey Cage: http://www.themonkeycage.org
  • Chapter 7: Political Parties, Participation, and Elections: To  find out information on the next election, register to vote; and/or to  learn whether your state allows you to vote through an absentee ballot  contact the following web-site:
    • League of Women Voters: http://www.vote411.org
    • Project Vote Smart provides information on elections, candidates; and elected officials : http://www.votesmart.org
  • Chapter 8: Interest Groups:
    • For a list of the ten most important interest groups in America visit: http://listosaur.com/politics/10-powerful-special-interest-groups-america/
    • The Center for Public Integrity,  a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative organization provides excerpts  on lobbying investigations: http://www.publicintegrity.org/news/Lobbying
    • The Center for Responsive Politics provides the most comprehensive list of interest groups and lobbyist: http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/
    • American Legislative Exchange  Council (ALEC), one of the most powerful associations of legislators and  private sector interest groups: http://www.alec.org/
    • For a full expose on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), visit: http://billmoyers.com/2015/07/24/dark-cloud-of-alec-converges-at-annual-corporate-political-lovefest/

Read  your answers and use spell check before submitting them. You can only  submit this assignment once. Paste both parts with labeled headings  ‘Part One’ and ‘Part Two’ in this assignment dropbox below or attach as a  Word document.

  • Essays must be submitted through the proper dropbox. Scroll down the page and you will see the instructions and the dropbox.
  • Paste your work in  the dropbox below or attach it as a Word document. Work that is not  submitted through the assigned dropbox or that is submitted using other  software will receive a grade of zero.

Note: Written Requirement:  All assignments must be written using proper English grammar,  punctuation, and spelling. Four (4) points will be deducted for each  spelling, grammatical, and/or punctuation error. Work that contains more  than five (5) spelling, grammatical, and/or punctuation errors; or work  that does not meet the minimum number of sentences required will  receive a grade of F (‘0’ points).

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