(Solution) Poli 330N Week 5 Discussion: The Roles of Congress and The Presidency

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook:
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1:Political scientists disagree on the exact causes of low representation of women in Congress. Why do you think there are so few women in Congress in comparison to men? How likely is it that these patterns of representation will dramatically change over your lifetime? For this discussion question, you will have to do some research online.
  • Option 2: What characteristics do you think voters look for when choosing a president? Do you think voters choose the characteristics they are looking for depending on the socioeconomic and political environment – lack of jobs, riots, COVID-19, environmental concerns and other issues etc.? Explain your answer.


Option 2

Our president should be concerned with world peace, ecology, U.S. trade, reducing the crime rate and making sure that generation after generation can experience living in the country of liberty and justice for all (Greenberg, 2015).  Research has found that voters want to be able to trust our leaders. Leadership researcher Schwartz, (2019) calls this quality “credibility”. Corporate consultant William Bridges lists 10 ways that leaders can build trust, which range from keeping their promises to admitting their mistakes to respecting other people’s points of view, concluding that “a single key to the building of trust” is to “tell the truth” Research has shown that compassionate leaders are more effective and can even be transformational. History…..Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $5