In US Government and Politics, there are political actors. Political actors can be individuals, groups of individuals, or institutions. For example, the Executive Branch can be considered a group. Actors within the group include the President, Vice President, and Secretary of a department (such as the Secretary of Agriculture).
Below is a non-exhaustive list of political actors, by group, in US Government and Politics.
- Group 1: Executive Branch
- Actors include: President, Vice President, Secretary of a department (i.e. Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, etc.)
- Group 2: The Media
- Actors include: Liberal media, Conservative media, neutral media
- Group 3: US House of Representatives
- Actors include: Speaker of the House, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Minority Whip, Democratic Caucus Chair, Members of Congress
- Group 4: US Senate
- Actors include: Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader, Committee Chairpersons, Committee Ranking Members, Senators
- Group 5: US Judiciary
- Actors include: Supreme Court justices, Circuit Court judges, or District Court judges
- Group 6: State Governments
- Actors include: Liberal governor or attorney general or state Supreme Court, Conservative governor or attorney general or State Supreme Court
- Group 7: The Public
- Actors include: residents, citizens, eligible voters, likely voters, voters, and constituents of elected officials
- Group 8: Interest Groups (IG)
- Actors include: agricultural IG, business IG, social justice IG, environmental IG, oil IG, gas IG, science IG, education IG, etc.
Assignment: Select 4 Groups
Choose 4 groups you are interested in and explain why. You should have at least 2 sentences for each group. The first sentence declares which group you chose. And the second sentence explains why. Therefore, your submission should be 8 or more sentences.
Of the 4 groups you selected, chose 1 group that you will represent.