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2008

American Politics

Carroll College

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Rocking The Youth Vote: Political Socialization And Culture In The 2004 Elections, Carolyn Smillie Apr 2008

Rocking The Youth Vote: Political Socialization And Culture In The 2004 Elections, Carolyn Smillie

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

When I first began researching youth voting in the United States I was initially interested in the reasons that youth vote and ifyouth were affected by factors unique to the voting year. The political air surrounding the 2004 election was different than the preceding presidential election year. The events of 9/11 and the Iraq war had significantly altered the country and perhaps it influenced voters as well. There was significant media coverage aimed at young voters from celebrities and “get out the vote” campaigns. John Isaacs notes some issues that interested youth voters were, “improving health care, stimulating the ...


Negative Political Advertising: A History And Analysis Of Its Effectiveness With A Case Study From Montana, Kelly Devlin Apr 2008

Negative Political Advertising: A History And Analysis Of Its Effectiveness With A Case Study From Montana, Kelly Devlin

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Negative, or attack, political advertisements have been a part of American politics since the country’s inception. In fact, the Declaration of Independence was essentially America’s first negative political ad. Despite experiencing a brief lull between the late 19th century and the late 1920s, negative advertising has been a constant presence in the American political system, changing according to the technological, political, and governmental modifications over time. Despite their consistency throughout U.S. history, much debate exists regarding the effectiveness of negative political advertisements. Scholars upholding the demobilization hypothesis on negative political advertising, primarily Stephen Ansolabehere and Shanto Iyengar ...