political science EQ

Directions: It is suggested that you take a few minutes to plan and outline each answer. Spend approximately 60 minutes answering each question. Illustrate your response with substantive examples where appropriate. Make sure your answers are typed, spell-checked, double-spaced, and regular 12 font.

This EQ assignment is worth 50 points. 5 points (10% of the assignment) is based on grammar, spelling, and did you follow the page length requirement of 1-2 pages per EQ, 20 points (40% of the assignment) is based on incorporating concepts from Chapters 8 and 9 in the text (you may also cite outside sources though not required for this EQ assignment), 20 points (40% of the assignment) your Discussion assignments for this week, and 5 points (10% of the assignment) is based on your personal opinion on how well you explain your opinion for the EQ.

Chapter 8: Political Participation

  • What is the voter turnout rate in last THREE (3) Presidential elections in California, and how did it compare to the voter turnout rate nationally? Was there a significant difference between the national rate and the rate in California? What are at least TWO (2) factors do you suppose might explain it?

Chapter 9: Political Parties

  • Which of the TWO (2) major political parties in the United States are most likely to face alignment in the coming years and why? Which of the two major political parties does your ideology most align with?