The Political Compass Paper.
In this paper, you will need to determine where you fall on the Political Compass. The link for this is found in Blackboard (Bb) and will take you to the website. After you have figured out where you fall on the Political Compass (PC) you will then answer the questions below. Please answer them in an essay and not in a short answer format. Do not forget to print off your certificate that shows your name, your location on the PC and the date of completion and attach it to your paper submission.
The guidelines for the paper: 12pt, Times New Roman/Calibri are the only acceptable font types, 1” margins on the paper, double-spaced and appropriate citations for the paper. If you use direct quotes from a website use quotes and tell me where you are getting the information from for your paper. The minimum required pages for the paper is three (3) pages to fully answer the questions and maximize your points on the assignment. (This is not saying you will get full points just for having three pages, it is saying that is the minimum in order to have the best opportunity to get as many points as possible.)
This paper is worth 100 points towards your final grade.
Now, the questions you need to answer for your paper:
1.) Where did you fall on the Political Compass? Do you think this is an accurate representation of who you are? Why or why not? Was this where you thought you would be when you began the quiz?
2.) Who is your US House Representative (you can find this information by looking here: https://www.house.gov/ and using the text box in the top right-hand corner that asks for your zip code)? Does your Representative align with your outcome on the Political Compass? What party are they from?
3.) What are your most important issues (MIS) as it relates to your ideal representative? Does your member share those issues? Does this make it more or less likely to support the candidate? Are there other issues your member does support that would help you support or not support them?
4.) Does the party your member is from representing your issues? Use the national party platforms for your representative. Does this make it more or less likely for you to support the party? Are there other issues your member’s party does support that would help you support or not support the party?
5.) Finally, where do you think the majority of the class falls on the Political Compass? Do you think this is because of the location of your school or something else? Which famous/infamous political leader were you closest to on the graph? What are your thoughts on this association? What song would you pick based on your association as shown by the Political Compass?
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