It is long, but very detailed. Very Professional My teacher loved it.
Today, the press and media cause rampant swaying of the vote through their own
opinions and reports. People are often misled with half-truths and believable rumors
that can aid or ruin an election. Journalists and the newspapers often print things too
hastily, without first investigating the truth or at least both sides of a story. Candidates
abuse the media, using money as a pass to publicly slander and deface the character of
their opposition, his ideals, and even the innocent people related to him. These concepts
did not start recently, or even in our century. The press and media's views affected the
early presidencies too. Let's start with the first president elected by vote, John Adams.
John Adams took the office of president in the year 1797. He was a close admirer
of Washington and was sometimes said to be Washington's shadow (Presidency of John
Adams, Ralph Adams Brown 1975).
He and the Federalists believed that nothing the
Anti-federalists and their supporting press could say would be enough to shake their
control. Yet it was Adams who, in spite of his undoubted intelligence, made a mistake of
such proportions that it brought about his own downfall and the party's (Press and the
Presidency, John Tebbel 1985). This mistake would be the Sedition Act, which tested
the first amendment and the freedoms of the press. This obviously did not please the
press and its opinions were generally shifted to that of the Anti-Federalist. This was a
deadly blow to John Adams' presidency and the Federalist party. He himself was no
stranger to the press, he worked together with the Sons of Liberty and 'cooked up
paragraphs' while 'working the political engine' in the Boston Gazette...