Presidential Election Essays


2016 Presidential Election Essay

Abstract In what is shaping up to be the strangest election in United States history, the contest between the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Republican nominee, billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump is being closely monitored by U.S. voters and an increasingly concerned international community. The Democratic nominee has most recently been charged with several abuses of classified information during her tenure as secretary of state, perjury before the U.S. Congress and illicit dealings with foreign interests buying favors from the State Department through donations to the Clinton Foundation. Conversely, the Republic Continue Reading...

Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided

SWOT Analysis of the U.S. Economy economy has historically been the strongest economy in the world. The economy boasts leadership in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, higher education, communications infrastructure, capital markets, and business management (Porter et al., 2016). These aspects make the U.S. economy an envy of many countries around the world. In addition, the economy has demonstrated quite impressive recovery since the devastating 2008/2009 recession. Despite these strengths, the economy has been deteriorating in the last one decade or so, with many of the economic indicators declining to disturbing levels. Indeed, the competitiveness of the economy has been… Continue Reading...

Whigs Democrats and the Second Party System

they emerged as a dominant presence in the controversial 1824 presidential election. When he was defeated in that election by John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and his supporters started the Democratic Party as an opposition group. In response, John Quincy Adams and his Secretary of State Henry Clay rebranded the Democratic-Republican Party the National Republicans. Jackson's Democratic party grew in popularity during his presidency. An opposition party, the Whig party, emerged in response in the 1830s. For the next several decades, the Democrats and the Whigs were the primary political parties in the United States, a two-party system in… Continue Reading...

Fake News and Knowledge Is Power

of fake news can inspire citizens to become more media literate. The results of the 2016 presidential election in the United States are partly blamed on a lack of knowledge generated by social media and the spreading of propaganda through digital channels (Alcott and Gentzkow). To combat fake news, those who possess knowledge have the power to spread truth and accurate information, facts and data. However, power is only effective if it is used to combat misinformation and "alternative facts." The real application of the knowledge-power connection is in the realm of public life, where knowledge needs to become… Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

principle and is something that can be best explained through the latest presidential election. Trump represented certain principles that many American related to on many levels. For example, Trump's slogan, 'Make America Great' speaks to the principles of hard work and prosperity that many Americans feel have been lost in recent elections. When using these principles alone, they may not spark the kind of loyalty seen in Trump supporters. However, because the American citizen is not the ideal citizen, there is a mixture of principle and social allegiance. What this means is, people use their principles and their social… Continue Reading...

Democrats Poor Performance in the 2016 Elections

who to vote for in congressional and legislative elections as well as the presidential election. Voter Demographics There are five major demographic groups that influenced the outcomes of the Senate races i.e. African-Americans, whites with college degrees, Latinos, whites without college degrees, and Asian/others.  In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Republicans performed well among white voters without college degrees while Democrats performed well among non-white, young and well-educated voters (Wasserman par, 7).  In the 2016 presidential elections, Republicans performed well among white men with no college degree given that 71% voted for Donald Trump while Hillary Clinton garnered… Continue Reading...

Role Of Privately Owned Media in a Democracy

the critical importance of the news media in democracy. Consider the 2016 US presidential election. In this election, Russian actors were able to influence public discourse not via traditional media but through social media. It is difficult for a foreign country to influence an election via traditional media when that traditional media is strong enough to educate the populace and focus on critical issues that matter. The failure of the US mass media to effectively raise the level of discourse has proved on ongoing problem – a large part of the electorate has essentially voted against its interests, having… Continue Reading...

Political Science

will not vote for any of the major candidates. This was actually quite common in the 2016 presidential election. There were several third-party candidates and they actually garnered a few percentage points each at the state and/or federal level. Another reason third-party candidates don’t do well would surely be money. Indeed, there are massive amounts, into the millions and billions of dollars, that are spent on, for or against the candidates in the two major parties. It should not be a huge surprise that even though Donald Trump is by no means an “establishment” Republican and even though he… Continue Reading...

California\'s Congressional Senators

Introduction California State (capital: Sacramento) is America’s third biggest state after Texas and Alaska, with a population of thirty-seven million according to 2010 statistics. The state boasts the nation’s largest economy, having made it first to the trillion-dollar gross state product milestone. By the year 2012, the state became the 9th largest global economy. Its several million acres of agricultural land makes California a largely rural state. It ranks as national leader in crop production. Further, California houses several world-famous national parks and cultural institutions such as Disneyland, Hollywood, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park. Its… Continue Reading...

21st Century Cures Act

by major pharmaceuticals, especially in the environment of a controversial presidential election period. The apparent important disassociation between efforts of bipartisan legislators to pass the Cures Act and the common effort to revise the Affordable Care Act was raised (Mendoza, 2017). iii. Legal/ethical The 21ST Century Cures Act gives FDA the legal authority to hasten the testing and approval process for new drugs, leading to faster use in pharmaceutical markets. It supports a continuous exploration process in the use of real world data. The evidence from the real world medical practice should not necessarily be different or incompatible with… Continue Reading...