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

become the Democratic-Republicans and 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,… Continue Reading...

Fake News and Knowledge Is Power

proliferation 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… Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

standard is 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… Continue Reading...

Democrats Poor Performance in the 2016 Elections

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 23% from this… 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

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 clearly was not desired… 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

legislation was widely seen as a big gain 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… Continue Reading...

Fake News Essay

if ever? How did fake news affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election? Has fake news been used by foreign powers to adversely affect U.S. interest at home and abroad? How can people tell for certain when news is fake? What is being done about the proliferation of fake news?   Outline I.  Abstract II. Introduction III. Review and Discussion A.  What is fake news? B.  The potential impact of fake news C.  Responses to fake news IV. Conclusion   Title:  A Real Look at the Fake News Phenomenon   Abstract So-called “fake news” has become increasingly commonplace… Continue Reading...

Black Lives Matter Essay

played a role in Hillary Clinton’s surprising upset loss in the recent U.S. presidential election. For example, in an interview with Hillary Clinton, Garza pointed out that: You ran one of the most racist presidential campaigns against what is now the first Black president in this country, in 2008. You were an adamant supporter of policies that led to hyper-incarceration. Now, your campaign speeches are all about saying 'Black Lives Matter' and ending mass incarceration. But you helped facilitate it. (as cited in Fletcher, 2015[h8], p. 9) Perhaps not surprisingly, the Democratic front-runner refused to respond to this observation,… Continue Reading...

Immigration Essay

of illegal immigration that would set the stage for the effects felt and culminating during the 2016 presidential election. Social: Effects of Illegal Immigration To understand the negative sentiments associated with illegal immigrants, it is important to understand where they come from and how many come from each country. This can perhaps paint a picture of the illegal immigrant and why their presence may bother some American citizens. The main source of undocumented immigrants come from Mexico with an estimated 6.2 million. Guatemala has 723,000 illegal immigrants in the United States. El Salvador comes in at 465,000 and Honduras… Continue Reading...

Obamacare Essay

Titles: The Affordable Care Act: Can It Be Fixed? The Future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act The Pros and Cons of Obamacare The Effects of Obamacare on American Small Businesses Topics: What are the main arguments for and against Obamacare? How much should Americans pay for healthcare insurance? Why do Americans pay more for their healthcare than consumers in some other countries? Is Obamacare’s individual mandate unconstitutional? Outline: I.  Abstract II.  Introduction III.  Body      A.  Background and Overview      B.  Pros of Obamacare / Advantages      C.  Cons of Obamacare / Disadvantages IV.… Continue Reading...

2016 Presidential Election Essay

based on his erratic and hate-filled speeches. This essay on the 2016 U.S. presidential election reviews the literature to provide brief biographies of these presidential candidates followed by an analysis of recent trends that have influenced voter reactions to date. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings concerning the 2016 presidential election are provided in the conclusion. The 2016 U.S. presidential election:  Crooked Versus Crazy? When the Founding Fathers wrote Article II of the U.S. Constitution which stipulates that the president will be elected every 4 years, they also included specific criteria for eligibility including being born in… Continue Reading...

Russian Meddling in U.s. Election Essay

In this essay, we will investigate the topic of Russian interference in the United States’ 2016 presidential election.  This essay will contain a list of topics related to Russian meddling, possible titles for essays covering those topics, an outline of the essay, and an example demonstrating how to write a strong essay.  Our free example essay will not only explain how Russian interference influenced the election, but also show you how to write each part of an essay: introduction, thesis statement, and body paragraphs that combine evidence and analysis.  The essay will conclude with a review of… Continue Reading...

Facebook Data Breach Essay

emotions in that advertising.  Employed by Donald Trump as part of his election strategy for the 2016 presidential election, Cambridge was able to target pro-Trump advertising towards people with a specific profile, intentionally harnessing fears, such as the fear of losing any rights under the Second Amendment or the fear of immigrants, to push people to vote for Trump.  This use of advertising and even propaganda in an election is not unprecedented; what was unprecedented was the ability to specifically target ads based on personality profiles.  This is believed to have had a significant influence on the 2016 election;… Continue Reading...

Robert Mueller Investigation Essay

In this essay about special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, we provide an overview of the information available at the time of publication about that investigation.  The essay will explain who Robert Mueller is; what the investigation is trying to find; and why the investigation was instigated.  In addition, the essay will discuss the latest news, as of May 21, 2018, about the investigation.  In addition to discussing the Mueller investigation, the essay will provide you with a technical guide for writing academic essays.  In addition to being formatted in an… Continue Reading...

Pokemon Go Essay

between the alarming headlines of terrorist acts on the global stage and those concerning the strangest U.S. presidential election in history are increasing reports of people of all ages and walks of life engaging in one of the hottest new games to hit the market in recent years, Pokemon GO. Indeed, even the mainstream media appears to be caught up in the craze, and curious consumers are joining the Pokemon GO throngs in pursuit of elusive but valuable wild Pokemon characters they can “catch” with their mobile devices in real-world locations. Moreover, growing numbers of local businesses are reporting… Continue Reading...

Online Life Bane or Boon Essay

that may enable somewhat reasonable people to believe such fringe views. The 2016 United States presidential election campaign has been criticized for being unduly influenced by partisan activists spreading false information online. On the other hand, the Internet can also counteract rumors by spreading truthful information. For example, on Facebook, there is a feature after a natural disaster that allows users to mark themselves “safe.” This can prevent members of a loved one’s family from mistakenly believing their child or parent dead. During the Arab Spring, free speech activists were able to freely disseminate content on Twitter promoting their… Continue Reading...

Repealing the Individual Mandate

The individual mandate is arguably one of the least popular provisions of the Obamacare, the health reform law that was enacted in 2010. Obamacare has received considerable attention in the past few years because of rising health insurance premiums. The rising health insurance premiums were at the center of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections campaign. Following President Trump’s election, Republican lawmakers have moved swiftly to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate. GOP senators are trying to repeal the individual mandate based on the argument that it would give them an extra $338 billion over 10 years for their proposed tax cuts (Luhby,… Continue Reading...

Ethical Communication and Social Media

realize yet. Websites that were creating fake news about the candidates of the 2016 presidential election and ads on social media that sought to drive people to these websites were concerted attempts to throw the election. This represented a conscious attempt to dismiss and disregard all ethical practices of communication in order to achieve a particular goal. Some have dismissed these claims as little more than an urban legend, but the research has demonstrated that this was absolutely true. “Social media plays a bigger role in bringing people to fake news sites than it plays in bringing them to real… Continue Reading...

Roger Ailes Fox News

his apparently unshakeable position (Littleton, 2016). How the company reacted According to legal eagles, several factors, including the upcoming presidential election and both Ailes’ and Carlson’s public profiles, spurred the company into quickly reaching a settlement. Fox compensated Carlson despite her not holding the company liable by including a mea culpa that she wasn’t accorded the dignity and respect she, as well as her coworkers, deserved (Littleton, 2016). Conclusion Following Ailes’ sexual harassment debacle, 21st Century Fox and its shareholder reached a settlement aimed at overhauling Fox News’ organizational culture. According to the agreement, the Fox News Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion… Continue Reading...