Describe the current coalitions of the Democratic and Republican Party. The United States Constitution provides for a Republican/representative form of democracy yet many states and localities allow for direct democracy through ballot initiatives, referendum, and recall. Develop a paper in which you identify and assess arguments in favor and against both representative and direct democracy. Drawing on your assessments of representative and direct democracy, develop an argument in which you advocate for one form of democracy over another. :
In looking at recent Presidential Campaigns what made the candidacies of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump so unusual? What were the strengths and weakness of both candidacies? Also, What role, if any, did economic inequality play? What role did racial and ethnic antagonisms play? What are the long term impacts of both figures on American Politics?
What tensions exist within these parties? How are these tensions reflected in the candidacies of Donald Trump and Hillary Clintonin 2016, and Joe Biden in 2020?
The Black Lives Matter and the attention paid to Police Killing of civilians have highlighted problems in the Criminal Justice System in regard to race. What role has Race placed in the development of Civil Right in United States? Beyond criminal justice what other areas are the rights of racial minorities under threat historically and today?
What role has government played in increasing inequality? Do lawmakers give preference to the concerns of certain groups over others? What impact does lobbying and money in politics have on lawmakers?
Sources ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite them in-line. Also, only use sources within the five-year range.