Sample Paper on how the Media influences Politics and Public Opinion.

Political Science

  1. Discuss how the media influences politics and public opinion. 

The media influences politics and public opinion diversely. For example, the media influences American cultural, religious, language, and scientific doctrines by educating citizens about Constitutional rights. Although some of the notions broadcast across the media can be misleading, citizens believe that they affect their day-to-day lives. Thus, political candidates utilize the media and financial strength to seek support and a win during the elections (Crain 55).

  1. Using the 2016 candidates, briefly hypothesize the process that will take place as the candidates vie for presidency. (Note: This answer may be a bit lengthier, it should encompass the primary and general elections, campaign financing, including the role of interest groups and PACs).

The 2016 candidates are required to utilize the various platforms provided by the media in order to communicate their mandates. They ought to hold interviews and discussions across the various platforms in order to educate American citizens the various social, economic, and political aspects they will pursue and sustain to ensure that Americans are comfortable, peaceful, united, and stable. Thus, during the primary elections, they will publicize the political mandates they seek to pursue. Consequently, they will explain why such mandates are influential as they attempt to describe to the citizens how they influence their day-to-day lives. This is because such undertakings play a key role in determining the results of the general election. The Constitution asserts that, citizens should be allowed to elect and appoint a leader they believe and trust will pursue and fulfill their needs. Thus, 2016 candidates are likely to empower interest groups and PACs to seek for support and a win during the elections (Baum and Potter 48).

  1. Part of the US bureaucracy is to regulate the economy. Give an example of how economic regulation is enforced today. Next, discuss how homelessness and poverty are used as a political tool

The United States bureaucracy is required to regulate the economy. For example, the Federal Communication Commission is currently required to manage human needs. This guarantees that interstate and international socioeconomic needs are addressed and resolved. Thus, Federal Communication Commission handles economic concerns achieving and sustaining public safety and accessibility to economic resources and Congress statutes. This however has not hindered politicians from using homelessness and poverty as political tools. They formulate their leadership policies from such tools in order to gain favor from the public. This prompts members of the public to elect leaders who rely on false political policies and tools in order to seize powerful political seats (Norton and Company Inc 3).

  1. Many groups gained rights through the use of protest. Discuss two instances where there is evidence of protest to politics. 

Several groups gaining rights through use of protest believe they can prevent greedy and deceiving persons from being elected into powerful political positions. For example, issues allied to slavery were utilized to determine the spread of poverty across the country. Political leaders and enthusiasts therefore utilized the slavery concepts to gain favor from the members of public. They promised to end slaver and large areas to engage in plantation in order to seize opportunities of leadership. This however did not prevent the early twentieth century political protests undertaken by corporate laborers. They engaged in protests in attempts to reduce production costs and long working hours. They also protested in order to work in safe environments. The corporate employees were however ensured the protests did not render them expendable in order to avoid driving into deeper holes of poverty. As a result, they protested and pursued for rights protecting employees from unlawful and discriminatory terminations as well as denial of insurance benefits (Crain 69).

  1. Discuss the roles and power of the president, Congress, and the judicial branch in making policy

The role and power of the president is therefore allied to the drafting and allocating of funds in order to reduce poverty levels. The Congress on the other hand is required to ensure the political leaders elected into power are accountable. The Congress is therefore an oversight formulating forms of punishments against members investigated, judged, and found guilty of either corruption or unethical qualifications. Lastly, the judicial branch is tasked in making of policies achieving and sustaining equality among the American citizens. Thus, it should be keen in implementation of policies barring discrimination, racism, and other forms of prejudice (Crain 183).


Works Cited

Baum, Matthew, and Potter, Philip. The Relationships between Mass Media, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis. Annual Review on Political Science, 2008. Print.

Crain, Crystallee. A People’s Primer: Explorations of Government and Social Change. Oakland, PP Press, 2014. Print.

Norton and Company Inc. Chapter 8: The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy Essentials of American Government. The Norton and Company Inc Report, 2015 Print.