Student Author Information

Carter ElliottFollow

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

History

Abstract

Using data from a Gallup Poll conducted in 2018, and data from recent major events within the United States, I argue that the President of the United States has a significant impact on the overall behavior of American Citizens. In the two years since Donald Trump has taken office many things have taken place in America that have not been previously seen in the last several decades, or ever. I examine case studies such as The Unite the Right Rally, The 2017 Women’s March on Washington, media viewership and approval, voter turn-out rates, and hate crimes, which support the hypothesis presented. Through this research, it is shown that the President, whether for good or bad reasons, has a profound effect on the lives of the American populace. From day to day actions, overall optimism, involvement in the political process, and even to overall happiness, it is clear that the President has a profound effect on the behavior of American citizens.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Adam Dean

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Apr 10th, 3:00 PM

The Effect of the American Presidency on the Behavior of American Citizens: A Glimpse into How Donald Trump Has Affected the Behavior of the American Population

Using data from a Gallup Poll conducted in 2018, and data from recent major events within the United States, I argue that the President of the United States has a significant impact on the overall behavior of American Citizens. In the two years since Donald Trump has taken office many things have taken place in America that have not been previously seen in the last several decades, or ever. I examine case studies such as The Unite the Right Rally, The 2017 Women’s March on Washington, media viewership and approval, voter turn-out rates, and hate crimes, which support the hypothesis presented. Through this research, it is shown that the President, whether for good or bad reasons, has a profound effect on the lives of the American populace. From day to day actions, overall optimism, involvement in the political process, and even to overall happiness, it is clear that the President has a profound effect on the behavior of American citizens.