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The Topic Tree: General Research Guide: United States Politics

A selection of timely, diverse, and exciting topics for term papers, projects, and presentations.

United States Politics

United States Politics

If United States politics are what you want, this is the right place. There are topics about the President, Congress, both political parties, and the recent Presidential election etc...





Were tea party protesters effective in their opposition to the Obama administration?

Is Organizing for America an effective grassroots movement?

Discuss the influence of Netroots on US politics.

What effect did the rising price of oil/gasoline and food have on the 2008 Presidential race?

What effect did the "credit crunch" and "financial meltdown" have on the 2008 Presidential race?

How are/were either Barack Obama or John McCain different from the typical American?

Did Sara(h) Palin's family really matter, despite Barack Obama's desire to take the high road?

How did the current conflict between Georgia and Russia effect the United States 2008 Presidential election?

How did the apparent success of the surge effect the United States Presidential election?

Discuss the Birther movement

What effect did the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have on the 2012 Presidential election?

What effect does the ongoing opioid addiction crisis have on the 2016 Presidential election?

What effect does Donald Trump's candidacy have on "down ballot" races?

What effect does Hillary Clinton's email scandal have on her position in the 2016 Presidential race?

What did Hillary Clinton mean by "basket of deplorables?"

What did Mitt Romney in 2012 mean by the 47%?