Political Campaigns Throughout Recent American History

Determine whether a given variable has played a role in the winning/losing of political campaigns throughout recent American history.

Look at the platforms of the two major parties and see what conclusions you might be able to draw about what divides the parties. Look at who donates to campaigns, what industry they are in, and whether that has any impact on the policies candidates stand for. Look at speeches or political ads or news reports. Are there words being strategically used? Does a certain candidate use words with underlying meanings? Are there certain words, or a certain type of words (positive or negative) that appear in certain candidates’ speeches or commercials, in certain news reports, or in a political party’s communications?