What are party systems? Are we in a new party system? Why/why not? Could a third party form in our current party system?

American Government Project/Paper

This project requires that you answer each of the following questions. The paper should be double-spaced, use 1” margins, 12 point font, in Times New Roman format. The paper is due in class on APRIL 25th. The paper should be approximately 4-6 pages. This is merely a guideline –While papers can be longer than this guideline, by no means should the papers be less than the recommended amount.

Questions

1) Is the news biased? In order to address this question, examine an article from CNN and Fox news. The article from each news source should address the same topic. Do the articles present an objective view of the topic? Does one of the articles use charged language? Is there any other evidence of bias? For this question, be sure to include a copy of the articles with your project.

Note: Do not examine articles pertaining to Ukraine.

2) What are party systems? Are we in a new party system? Why/why not? Could a third party form in our current party system?

3) Many argue that government does not run efficiently and can be improved. For this question, review the United States Constitution. Present specific articles and provisions that you believe should be amended. How will your suggested amendments change our government? Will it be more efficient?

4) The United States Supreme Court is set to rule on an important abortion case in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org. More specifically, one of the arguments in the case is that Roe v. Wade should be overturned. First, what is Dobbs specifically about? Provide a brief explanation outlining the important facts of the case. Next, what is the legal model? What is the attitudinal model? How should the court rule based on each of these models? Does the legal model lead to the same conclusion as the attitudinal model? Why or why not?

Citations
Be sure to cite your work! Any format of citation is acceptable, as long as you are consistent in its use (ie. if you use APA once, you use it throughout the paper). Do not cite my notes! It is expected that you will find all relevant citations on your own.