Why Is Harold Lasswell Emerging American Politics

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1. Harold Dwight Lasswell, leading American political scientist or communication theorist, defined politics as “Politics is who gets what, when, and how.” Although Lasswell definition is broad, I completely agree with him on his thoughts about politics based on the lessons I’ve learned throughout, my major, Political Science. Politics is defined as the “activities associated with governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties trying to achieve power. The task of political science is composed of four parts: a concern for what is right or wrong in politics, research that leads to the task of empirical understanding, the combination of empirical studies, and prudential concerns.
2. The racial ethnic makeup of the American people is constantly changing. According to the Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Population: Emerging American identities by Anthony Daniel Perez
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Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico are two areas that are lobbying for statehood. Washington D.C are upset because residents are upset that they are obliged to pay federal and local taxes. Those in favor want full rights of being an American citizen. The argument opposing the statehood of Washington D.C. State hood is that Washington is a wholly-urban, one-industry town dependent on the federal government. New Columbia will try to exert influence on the federal government for in excess in any other state. Most senators are saying the bill is unwise and unconstitutional. Puerto Rico on the other hand is in major debt. Although, the United States owns the territory the government is barley helping them out when it comes welfare. Majority of the people currently living in Puerto Rico are living a life of destitute. They have expressed statehood for this sole reason, and it seems like that can be the only option in order for Puerto Rico to prosper and be treated equally. The United States government is debating on honoring
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