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Political Power and Influence in the United States

1- In your opinion, who has political power in the United States? Who lacks it? Why?

2- Throughout the history of the United States, individuals and groups with limited power have garnered enough influence to bring about significant changes. Do you feel that is still possible? Why or why not

200 Word please on each one with reference is possible.

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Political power has been shown in economic studies to be concentrated with the wealthiest in American Society (Polsby, 2008). In America, the top 1% of the population controls almost half of the country's wealth. Year after year the wealthiest continue to get richer as the rest of the United States stays stagnant or declines. This phenomenon is directly tied to politics.

Politics by its nature has always been throughout history tied to the wealthy of society. It is this upside down pyramid of wealth that has continued to drive the divides between the wealthy and those less fortunate. The Constitution of the United States was written to help establish laws that ...

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Political power has been shown in economic studies to be concentrated with the wealthiest in American Society (Polsby, 2008). In America, the top 1% of the population controls almost half of the country's wealth. Year after year the wealthiest continue to get richer as the rest of the United States stays stagnant or declines. This phenomenon is directly tied to politics.

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