The Role Of Government In Economics US History Assignment

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Question Description

Using primary texts supplied IN THE FOLDERS BELOW, choose two documents that support government intervention in the economy and two documents opposed to government intervention in the economy, and write a 750-word essay on what these authors think is the proper role of government in economics. You should identify the authors’ main point and examine how they defended their position. NB: you are not expected to incorporate all of the sources listed, just those relevant to your approach to the paper prompt.

No secondary sources, other than the Cengage text, should be integrated into this paper's analysis.

  • Your paper should briefly introduce your paper's topic or question and provide a thesis statement. In a paper of this size, your introduction and thesis statement should appear on the first page, in the paper's first paragraph.
  • Your paper should show that you reasoned through the evidence in a fair-minded way. In other words, you should state (paraphrase) what your evidence says and not what you wish it said or think it should say. You need to state the evidence fairly, even if you think it wrong or offensive.
  • Your paper should use evidence to answer the historical question. You need to explain how the evidence answers the question.
  • Your paper should develop and organize your thoughts clearly and logically. You must also write and turn in the outline for your paper.
  • Your paper should draw a conclusion that addresses the paper's chief topic or question and that states your answer to the question or your contribution to the topic.

Common Style:

Submission to Blackboard Learn

Typewritten, double-spaced

Length: 750 words

Documentation: Chicago Style

Common Instruction on Academic Honesty:

To meet the standards for Academic Honesty:

Cite your sources consistently throughout your paper (good rule of thumb: at least one citation per paragraph, although introduction and conclusion may not require citation).

Cite your source for any statement or quotation that is not common knowledge.

Place quotation marks around phrases/sentences that represent the words of someone else.

Use proper paraphrasing rather than poor paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism.

Grading Rubric:

  • 10 - Proofread, no errors or typos
  • 10 - Proper format (12 pt Times New Roman, double spaced, etc) and formal academic writing style
  • 15 - Clearly stated thesis
  • 30 - discussion of the primary sources
  • 10 - Conclusion
  • 10 - an outline
  • 15 - Chicago-style citations, footnotes or endnotes, and bibliography

Pro: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt

Anti: Herbert Hoover, Henry Ford

Tutor Answer

School: UCLA




The subject that stirs a heated debate is how far the government should go in its economic
interventions. This subject matter has been the center for debates for years. Four different
authors, President Herbert Hoover, President Franklin Roosevelt, Henry Ford, and Theodore
Roosevelt make known their ideas on this conflicting issue, on what they think is the proper
role of government in economics.
Pro-Government Intervention
Theodore Roosevelt
The author suggests that the struggles put forward for the sake of the betterment of the
human race is to acquire equal chances of opportunity. These struggles result in the national
growth towards civilization. One major factor that aids in this progressive movement is the
elimination of the instances where people amass wealth unfairly. He proudly mentions that this is
what was fought for in the Civil War, and should be protected.1
Roosevelt mentions that wealth inequality has been a major hindrance to the
advancement of humanity. Again, the struggle is meant to give equal opportunities and put an
end to special privileges. The author is about a square deal, and with this, he implies that he
stands for a change that will reward genuine hard work and produce equal sustainable
The author adds to his claims by stating that people with special interests should not run
the national government. An authoritative economic law brings forth combinations in the market
that cannot be...

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