Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59pm Central).

Affordable Care Act Of 2010

The primary goal of your final assignment is to critically analyze the specific topic (The Affordable Care Act 2010) regarding American national government.
You have been preparing for this final assignment each week by constructing an Annotated Bibliography (Week 2) and a detailed outline of the Final Paper’s main points (Week 3) in which you focused on the following:

    Historical and constitutional basis for the American Government’s structure
    The system of checks and balances

Compare the Democratic and Republican Party platforms/issue stances

Step 1
Compare the Democratic and Republican Party platforms/issue stances (found at and What is their overall message (understood from the preamble, topics focused on, language used, etc.)? Pick three issues both parties discuss in their platform, and compare/contrast the parties' positions on these issues.

Step 2

Local Government Issues Presentation

Rural, Suburban, and Urban Issues Worksheet completed in Week Three Select a local government within your chosen state to analyze. You may select either an urban, suburban, or rural government to review. Prepare a presentation addressing the following:

  Describe which area you chose: urban, suburban, or rural.

Describe the local form of government and identify the major elected officials of your selected area.

Identify the major public policy issues, current events, and challenges this government faces and analyze one in depth.

POL 215 State Research – Elements that Influence State Government

State Government For this assignment, choose from the following options:

Option 1: Interest Group News Piece

Option 2: Web Encyclopedia

Option 3: Legislative Aide Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: State Research – Elements that Influence State Government located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment