The red Scare was like the salem witch trials. Communism and Socialism have had a bad effect on the Twentieth Century. These forms of governments have challenged the beliefs of other governments. They have created conflict and controversy. However, these two forms of governments are influential in the fact that they have played a valuable role in shaping modern day politics.
Most Immigrants are just dead weight when it comes to them contributing to society. Alan Gomez is a writer who works for USA today and he states in his article “More than half of immigrants on welfare” “About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared with 30% for native-led households, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration” (Gomez). What 's the point of bringing people over here that are just going to suck off the Government, It helps the economy in no way shape or form. Gomez goes on to say “Those numbers increase for households with children: 76% of immigrant-led households receive welfare, compared with 52% for the native-born.” Once again even with kids that are very costly immigrants have things like welfare way more than a native born citizen which is more taxpayers money which could be going to native born children.
Bush and his administration in reference to the United States of America post-9/11 policies. to place it more accurately, he argues that the Bush administration skillfully used the shock that affected the country once the fear attacks, so as to attain its own goals, as well as the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author stands on the bottom that the United States of America authorities used mass media as means that of pressure on the mass audience. Moreover, media served as suggests that of psychological pressure on Americans since they accelerated the worry that flooded minds and souls of American individuals. At a similar time, the author implies that American’ reasoning skills were much unfit due to the overwhelming power of mass media that bombarded the consciousness of American citizens with terrible news and even additional terrible forecasts regarding the longer term of the USA (Gore, 2007).
Political efficacy is described as, “Faith and trust in government and the belief that one can understand and influence political affairs” (Mutz and reeves). The dearth of political efficacy is reflected in the mobilization numbers of the 2014 senate races. According to the Pew Research Center, only 38% of the voting-eligible population in states with senate elections turned out (Desilver & Van Kessel, 2015). Pew finds that it was the lowest turnout since 1990 even though $1.1 billion was spent, 25% more than the 2010 election (Desilver & Van Kessel, 2015). To be clear, the two numbers do not necessarily indicate causation, and there could be several other factors attributed.
Media has had a significant impact on American culture over the course of history. It began when the general population gained knowledge of public figures through hearing speeches. When the printing press was picking up, it had a large influence on the ways politicians could voice themselves. As time went by, America slowly changed from having an educational based media to an entertainment based media. America was once a typographic culture where speeches influenced public opinion to an image-based culture.
However, for many interviewed in this report, those opinions where "negative" (Driscoll 75). The bombings held great significance during this time period because it was the first time that American society was introduced to foreign terrorist operatives and their malicious acts of horror. Up until this incident, the largest terrorist attack suffered on U.S. soil was the Oklahoma City bombings carried out by homegrown terrorist Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later). Now that the American public had witnessed an attack directed specifically at the U.S. government on foreign territory, attention was brought to the encroaching presence of America on the world stage, reminiscent of the USSR in Eastern Europe.
Robert W. Merry, a political editor of The American Conservative, wrote the article “A Profound Question Behind the Immigration Debate” as well as other articles relating American History like James Polk and the Mexican War. The author claims that the immigration debate is the main reason why America is changing how it functions in the world. He provides arguments from both sides of the debate: those against and those for the immigration policies. Also, he says “definition of America” to support his claim of how immigration is changing America. The author’s intended audience is the people in America because he targets both views on the issue.
The Despicable Rise of Donald Trump The Republican Party has played an integral role in American politics for decades. It is the party of Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan. But, regretfully, it is also the party of Donald Trump, a reality TV star and real estate developer, who has turned the race for the world’s highest office into a circus. Donald Trump is a controversial figure, and, as such, has given new life to long standing divides within the Republican Party, and, good or bad, has made the party the laughing stock of the world, and has handed the keys of the White House to the Democratic Party for another four years.
According to the lecture notes, wars, in general, have idiosyncratic causes; but, political scientists noticed some patterned and categorized those causes into three levels: individual level, state/society level, and international-system level. Causes of war can be attributed to individual leaders, who are aggressive either by nature or by the misperceptions they have about other nations or groups of people, such as the anti-Semitic leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler, who is considered by many as a main cause of WWII, and Kim Jong Un, the young leader of North Korea who have shown some aggressive attitudes, but not actual acts, towards the United States. States and societies also can be causes of some wars. States with different political systems are more likely to fight than states with similar systems, such as the capitalist liberal United States against the communist Soviet Union. Similarly, civil wars are more likely to occur between people of different
The influence of the big money can distort democracy in many ways such as, to manipulate of the electoral processes, to restrict the franchise and to block the undermining the background conditions that are mandatory for true democracy. (Alistair Macleod’s, Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century) A study from German military thinkers found that the peak oil and effluence and change the global economy and as an extension the survival of democracy itself, as result, this will create room for extremist and ideologist. (reference w criticism 5, w democracy 152, 153, 154, 175) Brighouse said that capitalism is complete incompatible with the political equality today and that current situation can be change only with a big and massive redistribution of wealth. (Harry Brighouse, Democratic Theory Today: Challenges for the 21st