Elections 2004

Assignment 2: Platform

 

Prepared for Mr. Lynn

 

 

For this assignment you are being asked to identify and explain your chosen candidates’ views on at least 5 major issues.  Visit the following links to help you get started.

 

 

Web Roundup, By the People Elections 2004 PBS

http://www.pbs.org/elections/webRoundup.php

A comprehensive collection of election web sites, which includes excellent information about candidates and parties and their issues.

           

            Compare the Candidates

            http://www.pbs.org/elections/webRoundupCandidates.php#howElectionWorks

 

            Issues

            http://www.pbs.org/elections/webRoundupIssues.php

 

 

Public Agenda

http://www.publicagenda.org/issues/issuehome.cfm

Advertised as “A non-partisan opinion research organization helping Americans explore and understand critical issues since 1975.”  Contains extensive information about issues like jobs and the economy, education costs, and healthcare.

 

Politcs1.com

 http://www.politics1.com/issues.htm

Launched in 1997 by Ron Gunzberger, a lawyer, journalist, and businessman. It is advertised as “one of the most popular political sites on the net.”  Also contains non-partisan information designed to help citizens make well-informed decisions.

 

Vote by Issue Quiz, wbur.org

http://www.votebyissue.org/primary

An excellent page allowing you to take a quiz to test your knowledge about candidates’ views.  Not yet familiar with candidates’ views?  Simply click “View by Issue” or “View by Candidate” on the left-hand side of the page to learn.

 


Congress.org

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/e4

Find information here on the presidential candidates and their positions on the issues as well as voter registration info.

 

National Public Radio (NPR), Politics and Society

http://www.npr.org/topics/topic.php?topicId=12

Extensive political coverage and analysis by the producers of noncommercial news, talk and radio programming.  Look for articles categorized as “ELECTIONS”. Here’s a good article to read; click on the related links at the end to learn more.

           

Weighing Key Issues in Campaign 2004

http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=3925085 

 

Elections Glossary

http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/election04/glossary.htm

Contains 26 essential terms for understanding the electoral process.

 

 

For more general information regarding Elections 2004, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Prepared by Ms. S. Gregory, North Media Center 9/23/2004