In COMP 101, I chose to write about congressional fundraising. Congressional fundraising is a new and serious problem facing the United States’ political system. In order to fix the problems of congressional fundraising, we need to spread awareness of this problem. This essay will discuss the targeted audience, my political cartoon and my overall experience in this class. My general audience will be young Americans and Americans, who want change. Creating a political cartoon will help spread awareness of this problem. The younger generation of United States’ can help resolve the problems of congress if they are informed about the political system. Later in life, these young Americans will know more about United States government to help fix the problems with the system. A political cartoon will intrigue the young Americans and teach them more about government; the young people will be between the ages of fourteen and sixteen. This approach will give young Americans two to four years of preparation to make choices at the age of eighteen. The next type of audience that can make a difference is Americans who want …show more content…
I picked a political cartoon because it was the best idea out of the other ideas. A political cartoon is a satirical comic strip that mocks major controversial political events or the government. I thought that a political cartoon can highlight the problems of congressional fundraising while keeping it entertaining for the viewer. A funny comic strip will be more memorable than an info commercial that is viewed as sad. Allowing the audience to think about and realizing it is a problem with the United States political system. I want the audience to feel that they are making the choice. For example, in this class, we watch commercials that evoke emotion. Most of the commercials created a sad atmosphere and guilt-trip the audience. I feel that people are more willing to take action with inspiration than
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From the very first elections held in the United States, there has always been a strong link between money and politics. During the first elections in the late 1700’s you had to be a white male landowner over the age of 21 in order to vote, meaning that you had to have money in order to have your vote counted. It seems today that we cannot go a day with out seeing campaign finance in the media, whether or not it is through advertisements for politicians in the media or asked to donate money to help let your favorite candidate win. Because campaign finance has always been on the back burner of political issues, there has hardly been any change to the large influence money has over the election process and politicians. While money has it’s
Political cartoons could be defined as illustrations or cartoon strips that contain a social and/or political message in them. Political cartoons are often based on the current events around when they were written.
A political cartoon explains an event or the effects of an event either in an humorous way or an serious but exaggerated way. The cartoonist can exaggerate a specific feature of an person or an event like the artist may make the ears of Obama’s extremely large because of how they feel about him listening to the issues but never doing anything about it. Or they make the statue of a famous civil movements leaders’ unfinished because they feel that their job is unfinished. The political cartoons are here to catch the attention of the public in a humorous way other than a serious way.
The right of free speech granted to all citizens in the first amendment, the necessity of funding expensive political campaigns, and the fact that small donations make a candidate responsive to the needs of their constituents, all make any restrictions on campaign financing unneeded and onerous. Congress should strike down any bills attempting to reform this essential part of the U.S. election process. Any further restrictions on donations to political campaigns will prove detrimental to the United States functioning system of elections by limiting individuals’ freedom of speech, making our candidate’s campaigns underfunded and unresponsive to the needs of the American people.
Select one image and write at least three observations to support each decoding category. Write your observations in complete sentences, using proper spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.
The decision carried out by the U.S. Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education did wonders for the civil rights movement. By ending legal segregation and robbing it of its moral legitimacy, Brown showed that the law was on the side of black Americans. Political cartoons for as long as they have existed, have enabled the public and those less literate to stay informed on current cases and political events. With a (lower literacy rate) compared to those of their white American counterpart, these political cartoons were an excellent way to convey the importance of the Brown v. Board case in a visual rather than written way.
The next presidential election will be one like no one has ever seen before in terms of campaign funding and expenses. Even now, the GOP Presidential Primary races are already showing signs of how money will not be an object for their presidential candidate. The seemingly limitless budget exists for these candidates thanks to the so-called Super PACs (Political Action Committees). These Super PACs are allowed to come up with independent financing for the presidential campaign, sans any budgetary ceilings. The inner workings of such a committee has left a bad taste in the mouths of the voters even though very little is known about the actual history and reasons for the existence of the Super PACS. This paper will delve into the committee's
For my project i chose to do a political cartoon to help me answer the question "Will individualism be the death of America?". In my cartoon i put the iconic figure of america, Uncle Sam, sitting on top of the toilet pointing to the American Constitution saying his famous catch phrase " We want you!"
With the introduction of “soft” money in politics, elections no longer go to the best candidate, but simply to the richer one. Soft money is defined as unregulated money that is given to the political parties that ends up being used by candidates in an election. In last year’s elections, the Republican and Democratic parties raised more than one-half of a billion dollars in soft money. Current politicians are pushing the envelope farther than any previous administrations when it comes to finding loopholes in the legal system for campaign fundraising. The legal limit that any one person can contribute to a given candidate or campaign is one thousand dollars. There is, however, no limit on the amount of money one
With the upcoming presidential election, it has been interesting to learn about things as they are actually happening in our country today. Among the many issues that surround the race to the office, financing the presidential election seems to be a major topic that is always in the public eye. There are many different views on how the election should be financed but it is hard to tell how far government funding and donations can go before democracy is left behind.
Cartoons have been a prominent and interesting apparatus for politics throughout the ages. Political movements, parties, and groups using propaganda to further their beliefs dates back to the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Though America faces an austere history, lighthearted propaganda colors its decades and gives them life. Political cartoons are so widely used in America that they have become a significant piece of pop culture. Moreover, because of their ability to capture the reader’s attention, propaganda is exploited throughout politics.The cartoons are wonders of the human imagination; illustrators create comical images and intertwine profound political opinions to influence their viewer’s mind. For example, one movement that abundantly grew from propaganda was the women’s rights movement. The artists of the seemingly despised cause drew controversial cartoons that set a fire in the hearts of women all over the world. Consequently, the same cartoons ignited a passionate war between women who wanted freedom, and those who believed that women could not handle that freedom. Through the use of colorful concepts and daring expressions, political cartoons display the influence of the women’s rights movement throughout history, while the cartoons of Anti-Feminists demonstrates the world’s reaction to the movement.
Overall , the cartoons message corresponds with how the many people felt about the campaign. The second political cartoon above is centered on the 2012 presidental campaign. The cartoon show an
Political cartoons represent ideas, concerns, and agendas in a simple platform. They are a quick, often humorous, way to display topics and personalities in a way that the average person would be able to understand. The political cartoons of 1860 focused around the main issues of their time: slavery, westward expansion, and the upcoming political election. The 1860 presidential election had four major candidates: Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge, and John Bell. Naturally, they were the stars of the political cartoons.
To sway opinions or target certain audiences, authors often use written humor as a means to convey their argument. Artists and designers behind visual statements such as magazine advertisements or posters frequently use the same method. Political cartoons are a popular way of expressing opinions about current events and dissatisfaction with governing officials. The ever growing abortion debate is the subject of Jim McCloskey’s cartoon making fun of pro-choice activists, and Mike Luckovich’s cartoon mocking pro-life advocates’ views. While McCloskey relies heavily on emotional appeal, and Luckovich uses strong exaggeration, both
Although cartoons may symbolize or be only for children’s desires, sometimes cartoons can also have a big impact on not only children, but for adults who run our country and who live in the United States which of course does not only imply to children. Comic strips as well as cartoons have always been something that anyone could enjoy, but at the same time cartoons can send a big message to its audience. It can give a positive, warning, negative, informational, message, etc. This in fact can make people realize new information. For example, cartoons are made by artists who only focus on politics which can include non-fictional or fictional characters. It can give out a message saying how much the Unites States is in debt, how our economy is, or humor about what the artist thinks about a certain topic or phrase. Not only that, but it can have irony, simile, metaphor, etc. Comic strips can have such a big impact that it can involve how the United States debt keeps going up, but instead of it being paid off, the president decides to waste money on many unnecessary things.