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POL 211 Week 5 Final Paper

POL 211 Week 5 Final Paper

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Focus of the Final Paper Write a research paper discussing how political communication, mass media, and public opinion affected the passage of the $787 B stimulus bill 2009. Select a key political figure from the Republican and Democratic parties (the President, Speaker of the House, Senate Minority/Majority Leader, etc.) and explain their political ideology(ies) regarding the bill and what their rationale for what the bill should contain. Determine their arguments by researching their statements to the media in interviews, press conferences, etc. The paper should explain the perspective of your selected individual on the bailout and how your selected Democratic and Republican politician argued for or against the bill. Finally, explain which side you agree with and why. Support your analysis with theoretical and/or ideological logic. The purpose of this assignment is for students to understand how politicians utilize communication to persuade the populace and to understand how those ideologies play a major factor in how they form their arguments. Students will create an analytical concept that incorporates their understanding of political ideology with an understanding of how the government acts to resolve issues. The role of Congress and the executive office must be addressed in this paper. Specifically, discuss each organization’s role in the passage of legislation. Try to restrict your sources to major newspapers, magazines, or news outlets; and use a minimum of four sources per politician. The paper should be organized into the following four sections: 1. Bill overview 
 2. Democratic politician’s ideology and arguments 
 3. Republican politician’s ideology and arguments 
 4. The approach which most closely aligns with your opinion 
 Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: 1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the 
Ashford Writing Center. 
 2. Must include a title page with the following: a. Title of paper 
 b. Student’s name 
 c. Course name and number 
 d. Instructor’s name 
 e. Date submitted 
 3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 
 4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. 
 5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 
 6. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 
 7. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing 
Center.

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