An amendment that will improve the US constitution.

Part 1: Think of an amendment that would improve the US consitutuion. (It can be a significant change or just a clarification of an existing law.)

Part 2: Research the different views of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton 

using the sources (I will give whoever writes my essay the sources)

Part 3: Write 4-5 page essay (works cited is an additional page) responding to the 

following prompts

11/11 Discussion Post/ and student response

This is a class discussion post that needs to be approximately 2-5 paragraphs in length. 

***Discussion Post should be followed accordingly each question asked needs to be answered.

********I will post the students response below.  With the Student response it should be 1 paragraph in length reply to the students disccusion.

ALL QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED!!!!

ALL QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED!!!!

ALL QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED!!!!

ALL QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED!!!!

ALL QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED!!!!

ALL QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED!!!!

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While we may typically think of special interests in terms of citizen advocacy groups like the NRA or PETA, legislative pressures today largely come from corporations. 

Identify a for-profit business you have personally patronized in the last 3 days. This can be a physical store, an online merchant, a gas station, a fast food establishment, etc. Do some research on this corporation’s lobbying efforts. How involved/vocal are they in shaping legislative policies, either at the national or local level? What issues do they generally advocate for or against? How many lobbyists does this organization employ (either in-house or via contracting with outside lobbying firms)? Do they contribute money to certain parties, candidates, or PACs? Does anything in their lobbying or contribution record surprise you? Provide links to interesting findings.

Note: If you are struggling to find information about your selected corporation look to the lobbying efforts of their parent company (e.g., Amazon owns Whole Foods, Taco Bell is owned by Yum! Brands, Inc.).

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Mcdonalds is worth over $100 billion and have been around for decades. Mcdonalds has a long history of political activity in the United States. For example, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, Mcdonalds was “fighting Congress in recent years over nutritional requirements, labeling information and advertising”.  This would make sense because Mcdonalds wouldn’t want more regulation on themselves possibly costing them profit. They have not been on mainstream media calling for action, but they have been behind the scenes. 

Mcdonalds has been in the political sphere in many different ways. They only have about 19 lobbyists on the ground doing work for them but their primary political activity is money. They have a long history of giving money to political committees and candidates for office. They do not give to only one party, but both major political parties. In 2016, Mcdonalds gave Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump money for their bid for the Presidency. However, there is historical evidence that Mcdonalds gives more often to Republicans than Democrats. They would only give money to candidates that serve the interest of Mcdonalds’ will, and Republicans tend to be for limited regulation on businesses. Major political candidates in 2018 Mcdonalds gave to are Rick Scott for the Florida Senate, Bill Cassidy for the Louisiana Senate and countless of Republican Congressmen. 

It surprises me how much money they have given to political candidates. Mcdonalds gives between 500K to over a million dollars in money solely to Political campaigns in the most recent elections between 2008-2018. I’m sure they will stay just as active in politics in the coming years. 

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Amazon is one of the biggest companies world wide. It is no surprise that Amazon is a major player in the lobbying game. Amazon has intertwined itself so far into the government that its influence reaches further than almost any other company in Washington. Amazon’s cloud-computing business is one of the biggest government contractors with estimated 1.5 billion in contracts (https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-amazon-became-one-of-washingtons-most-powerful-players-1529509628). Amazon lobbies to keep government from interfering in the marketplace, reducing restrictions on pricing, inflation, and other trade restrictions. Amazon has been known for years now, for undercutting prices and putting local retailers out of business. This got even worse when Amazon prime and Amazon Now allowed for its users to get products delivered in 2 days or less, sometimes in just one hour. The founder of Amazon made a point to advocate for his company from the start. One of the current items on the agenda that the lobbying group is fighting for is to convince the government to allow government employees to purchase their needed supplies through amazon. This is just another way to entrap the government, and ensure profits. Amazon has over 100 lobbyists in different lobbying companies that are fighting for tax policies, trade policies, internet policies, grocery rules, music licensing, and so much more. Amazon’s super force of lobbyists has made it hard for other companies to take a stand against them, even Google has lost to Amazon in bids for government contracts. Last year alone, Amazon spent over 13 million dollars on lobbying for their political causes, this is more than they had ever spent before. Amazon is not just stopping there, Jeff Bezos the founder of Amazon, also has a private rocket company he intends to use to monopolize on government contracts for space exploration and travel. There is nothing that Bezos has not thought of, and when you begin to research it, you begin to see that Amazon is manipulating government officials and legislation to their benefit in order to continue to grow their company, destroying thousands of small businesses in its way. Amazon has also released that its second headquarters could potentially be in Washington, bringing over 50,000 jobs to the area, providing political officials with more motivations to be swayed by Amazon’s persuasion tactics.

Amazon has their own lobbying group that they employ, and it is one of the largest in Washington. Amazon also has its own PAC that it uses to contribute funds to different members of congress across the country. Amazon is not afraid of spending money to ensure their interests are protected. (https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2018&cmte=C00360354)

(https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-dc-lobbying-grows-amid-hq2-speculation-2018-2)

Wk 2 – Congress & the President

  Assignment Content This assignment is designed to help you think about how the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution and examine how the Presidency and Congress are functioning today.

Consider the current Congress and Office of the President.

Discuss how contemporary activities of these two branches of the U.S. government compare and contrast with the intentions of the founders. Use specific examples, and include support from at least 3 sources, 1 of which can be your textbook. Your examination of the topic should include information about the following:
Structure and makeup of Congress Differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate Powers granted to Congress and the President under the Constitution Checks and balances of power, considering Congress, the President, and the judiciary Roles and responsibilities of the President Evolution of presidential power How bills become laws Format your assignment as one of the following:
18- to 20-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes 875-word paper Include APA citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions and an APA-formatted reference list.

Submit your assignment.

For Essays Guru – Conducting Research

 Name two different methods for evaluating evidence. Compare and contrast these two methods.

 

When conducting research, it is important for the researcher to evaluate evidence and its credibility.  There are many methods and theories that exist in order to do this. 

100 to 200 words

Midterm , Topic #3

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*This is a midterm paper no plagairism please, will need to be sumbitted to turnitin.com!

 

* Page limit 5-7 pages max.

*Below I will attach the assignments instructions and grade rubric to see the criteria that needs to be met.

*** Paper will be written on TOPIC #3

*** EVERY QUESTION ASKED NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED!!!!

****Cite only from the readings that I provide!*****

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Module 1 – Chapter 1

Module 2 – PDF

Module 3 – Page 68-82 PDF

Module 5 – Page 45-50 PDF

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AGAIN, NO PLAGIARISM!!!!!! WILL BE SUMBMITTED TO TURNIT IN!!!!

political

During local and national elections candidates run television and radio ads that seem increasingly more negative. We are assured that the negative ads work. Something has happened to political discourse in America and we see it not only during elections but in the unending polarization (gridlock) of our congress.  Using the perspective you have gained after this week’s readings and video clips, please answer the following questions: What has happened to political discourse in the United States and why? Provide an example of the kind of discourse you dislike/like (you may use your readings as an example) What changed to make things worse (or better)? Do you think this kind of discourse has implications for how you communicate at work, school, and/or social gatherings? How so? What three things would you do to change (improve) political discourse?

Law making

Go to the Govtrack.us website page for bills that have been made into law for the current Congress. (Note: This is not a government website, you can also go to Congress.gov). Click on a title of a law that interests you.  Create a short summary of the goal of this law in your own words.  Use the following following questions to summarize how your legislation got passed: Who introduced the legislation? What party do they belong to? When did it go to Committee? What Committees did it go to? How many Democrats or Republicans are on each Committee? (Check out the Committees link). When did it pass the House? If the information is available, how many Democrats and Republicans voted for or against this legislation? How many didn’t vote (abstained)? (Check out the House Votes on Passage link on the bill overview page.) When did it pass the Senate? If the information is available, how many Democrats and Republicans voted for or against this legislation? How many didn’t vote (abstained)? When did the President sign it? Create a chart of your information. Use this Legislative Summary Example.