Part One: First, you must visit and take the quiz to find out your political ideology at one or both of the following websites: Advocates for Self Government a libertarian website: www.theadvocates.org/quiz and Pew Research Center for People & the Press: www.people-press.org/typlogy/quiz
Then, write a short paragraph (four or five sentences) explaining the results of the quiz(es). Do you believe that these quizzes accurately measured your ideological leanings to the right or the left?
· The second part of this assignment requires that you select a topic in one of the chapters covered by this module and conduct research by visiting one of the websites listed below under the heading of Options.
Then, write a short essay (two or three paragraphs: minimum 9 sentences):
Also, explain why you decided to research that topic?
Additionaly, how does it relate to the chapter you selected?
Lastly discuss whether you consider this site a good tool for learning about American politics.
If you choose to cover this chapter, you must visit a non-traditional mainstream media source and identify whether it leans to the left or the right; or whether the site represents academic viewpoints that are non-partisan (neither left nor right leanings).
PollingReport.com is a nonpartisan source on current trends in public opinion: http://www.pollingreport.com
Real Clear Politics is a source for comparing polling results from several sources. It also aggregates the result from election polls: http://www.realclearpolitics.com
Chapter 6: The Media
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
The National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com
Truth Out: http://www.truthout.org
The Monkey Cage: http://www.themonkeycage.org
To find out information on the next election, register to vote; and/or to learn whether your state allows you to vote through an absentee ballot contact the following web-site:
League of Women Voters: http://www.vote411.org
And, Project Vote Smart provides information on elections, candidates; and elected officials: http://www.votesmart.org
For a list of the ten most important interest groups in America visit: http://listosaur.com/politics/10-powerful-special-interest-groups-america/
The Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative organization provides excerpts on lobbying investigations: https://publicintegrity.org/topics/lobbying/
The Center for Responsive Politics provides the most comprehensive list of interest groups and lobbyist: http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), one of the most powerful associations of legislators and private sector interest groups: http://www.alec.org/
Also, for a full expose on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), visit: http://billmoyers.com/2015/07/24/dark-cloud-of-alec-converges-at-annual-corporate-political-lovefest/