Grade: Senior
Subject: History

#2184. Effect of Television on National Politics

History, level: Senior
Posted Tue Mar 20 06:12:54 PST 2001 by Greg Speight (
South Stanly HS, Norwood,NC USA
Materials Required: textbook, access to research materials
Activity Time: 1 hour
Concepts Taught: TV's affect on the presidency

One of the most life changing inventions of the Twentieth century was the television. By the late 1950's, most Americans had a television set in their home. Analyze the effect of this invention on the American Presidency. Has television changed the characteristics Americans look for in a President. Consider some of the characteristics of earlier presidents with presidents elected since 1960 to support your position.