AAS33B 01-08 Franks - (More in book) But not how it affects...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
(More in book) But not how it affects the Indigenous people (Indians, Opium War in China)??? *Think about whether or not Reconstruction was a success or failure? (no right or wrong answer, but be able to argue)??? January 08, 2008 Franks America, 1900-1945 and American Democracy? Part II Agenda 1. Interest Groups 2. Political Parties Video *Bring Greenberg and Page for Group Exercise on Chapter 8 (Social {Women, Civil, Evangelical, etc.} movements – descriptive in Jones also) Tomorrow *Might be useful for paper – Afternoon Gov. Schwarzenegger giving state Address (How we being governing on state level-so something will be cut back)…Our economy… *Urge to read Interest Groups on CA Politics in Gerston and Christiansen. 1. Interest Groups Pluralism Can this competition be weighted on the basis of wealth, race, gender, etc. (Check and balance-will have to see…). Can it be distorted democracy? So have to be analytical of these Interest groups: Sierra Club – Environmentalist MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving) – People opposed to drunk driving Chamber of Commerce (every town/city has one) – represents (usually independent) Business People Doctors would be opposed to Universal Healthcare (financed by the government) AMA (American Medical Association)–Physicians NRA (National Rifle Organization – one of the scariest organizations)- Gun Toters AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) - Elderly NAACP (National American Association for Colored People) 1910
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
1930 JACL (Japanese American Citizens League) – Japanese American CEA (CA Education Association) – Community College teachers in CA CTA (CA Teacher Association) – K-12 Teachers Prison Guards -So Unions represent these Interest Groups By joining a group, maybe they can influence and inform public policy, members Now the bad side of this… So let’s say (SCCDA) Santa Clara County Development Association – wants to influence my votes- so send representatives of the organization called Lobbyists Every one of these organizations has PACs (Political Action Committee) – who pay for Lobbyists (Money may distort the process) Lobbyists for Conservative Interest Groups are not likely to invite Hilary Clinton or Democrats State Legislatures and Congress Can be influence by these Interest groups, but wealthy
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course AAS 33B at San Jose State University .

Page1 / 5

AAS33B 01-08 Franks - (More in book) But not how it affects...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online