There are a lot of different interests groups in the United States - Isabela Kristine Tum Us Government Honors 11:30am Prof Rampersaud Interest Groups

There are a lot of different interests groups in the United States

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Isabela Kristine Tum Us Government Honors/ 11:30am Prof. Rampersaud 10/24/2011 Interest Groups and their Ideals There are a lot of different interests groups in the United States. These groups are people that have same ideas and opinions, that get together to influence politics. Each of these groups fights for different causes, and try to influence public policy. Interest groups use lobbying, advertising, protest and other tactics to influence public opinion and political decisions. Some of these interests group include Farm groups, Business groups, Labor groups, Professional Associations, these are all economic groups. Some non-economic groups include Religious Groups, Ethnic and National Origin, Veterans, Women, Environmentalists, Fraternal; these also include single issue interest groups the National Rifle Association and National Right to Life Committee. (Damerow) All of these in their own way influence our political process and public opinion. Now there are two interest groups very different from each other that I would like to write about. These interest groups are the Chamber of Commerce of the US and the Christian Coalition. The reason why these groups interest me is because, “[t]he U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations” (Commerce) . This group takes part in representing the business of America, I am majoring in business so this is a group that I probably need to know a lot about, not only because it can help me later but because it’s a group that deals with the interest of all
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business. The other group I choose was The Christian Coalition and the reason for that was because I am a Christian and I like to know more about what this group stands for or opose. The Chamber of Commerce was established due to something President William Howard Taft said in December 7, 1911, he mentioned that America needed a "central organization in touch with associations and chambers of commerce throughout the country and able to keep purely American interests in a closer touch with different phases of commercial affairs”(Commerce). In April 22, 1912 700 delegates came together to create what is known today as the US Chamber of Commerce. Since then this group have been after the interest of business of all sizes and types.
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