Interest Groups Role In American Politics Paper

Research PaperYou will have to write a research paper on one of the following five topics:

  1. Write
    a paper in which you discuss the role interest groups play in the
    American political system and how they attempt to shape public policy.
    After that, select a specific national piece of legislation during the
    Obama administration and identify two groups in favor of the legislation
    and two groups opposed to the legislation. Explain how the groups
    attempted to influence the passage or defeat of the legislation.
  2. Write
    a paper in which you discuss the role of the president as chief
    legislator. Why is there conflict between Congress and the president
    while the president is performing the role of chief legislator? Select a
    specific instance of public policy conflict between Congress and
    President Obama and explain the reasons for the conflict.
  3. In
    the United States, we use the winner-take-all electoral system in
    electoral districts for Congress. Write a paper in which you discuss the
    winner-take-all system and the proportional system of representation.
    For the proportional system, you should select a country that use the
    proportional system and briefly explain how it works in that country.
    Should the American winner-take-all system be abolished and replaced
    with a proportional system of representation? If yes, why? If no, why
    not? Do not discuss the presidential election process. Do not discuss the Electoral College. Focus on congressional (U.S. House) districts.
  4. Over
    the years the balance of power between the nation and the states has
    shifted. Write a paper in which you briefly discuss (in one or two
    paragraphs) how the Framers of the Constitution arranged government
    power between that nation and the states. After that, discuss two
    periods in American history that impacted on the balance of power
    between the national government and the states. Within those two
    periods, specify what lead to the shift in power. Explain how power
    shifted between the national government and the states and identify the
    level of government that gained the power. Identify the power that was
    gained. Do not discuss the period of transition from the Articles of
    Confederation to the Constitution. Discuss periods after ratification of
    the 1787 Constitution.
  5. Compare
    and contrast the roles of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial
    branches with regard to one of the following current issues: 1)
    Immigration; OR 2) Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT); OR 3)
    Digital Privacy.

Research Paper Part 1 (50 Points)

Research Paper Part 1 Requirements

  • Write an introductory paragraph in at least 200 words.
    • Introduction should include a specific thesis statement in the end.
  • Write a detailed outline in the APA writing format.
  • Write an APA format annotated bibliography with at least five (5) peer-reviewed, academic sources.
    • Each annotation should be in at least 100 words.

Research Paper Part 2 (50 Points)

Research Paper Part 2 Requirements

  • Write a complete research paper in at least 1500 words, excluding the title page, the abstract page, and the reference page(s).
  • Follow the APA writing format throughout the paper, including for in-text citations and references.
  • Use at least ten (10) sources,
    • At least six (6) of the sources should be peer-reviewed, academic.