Need help with It May Not Work in Politics Due 5 Nov worth 225 points

Dec 1st, 2015
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Assignment: It May Not Work in Politics

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which the student addresses the following three (3) items using headers to separate each response:

  1. Identify one (1) member of Congress who has ethically violated his position. Briefly discuss the reason for the ethical violation and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict and any penalties. Provide examples to support your answer. Note: Consider how the verdict and penalties impacts your trust of the members of Congress.
  2. Discuss two (2) political reasons why a third party candidate has never been successful in winning a presidential election. Provide examples to support the answer. Note: Consider the political impact of the Republican and Democratic Party if a third party was successful.
  3. Identify one (1) current issue facing the United States today. Determine whether the issue is under the jurisdiction of federal or state authority. Briefly discuss the Amendment in the Constitution this issue addresses and provide two (2) changes you would make to the Amendment to resolve the issue. Provide examples to support the answer. Note: Consider the judicial process it would take to change this Amendment.

In your research, you cannot use Wikipedia, online dictionaries, Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, or any other Website do that do not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are to:

  • Identify informed opinions on issues and questions involving the U.S. government, national political processes, policy making, and the notion of democracy.
  • Employ terminology used to study political science and American government.

·  Develop reasoned written and spoken presentations on issues and questions involving the U.S. government and national political processes using information in the course.

·  Describe the basic values of American political culture.

·  Explain how the federal system of government works.

·  Explore different perspectives on issues and questions about the U.S. government and national political processes.

·  Describe the importance of an informed, effective citizenship for the national government and political processes.

·  Use concepts from our study of U.S. national government and politics (such as models of democracy) to discuss government and politics in state, local, and international contexts.

·  Examine the evolution of presidential power in military affairs.

  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the field of U.S. government and politics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about U.S. government and politics using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 225

Assignment 2: It May Not Work in Politics

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Identify one (1) member of Congress who has ethically violated his position. Briefly discuss the reason for the ethical violation and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict and any penalties

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely identified one (1) member of Congress who has ethically violated his position. Briefly discuss the reason for the ethical violation and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict and any penalties

Insufficiently identified one (1) member of Congress who has ethically violated his position. Briefly discuss the reason for the ethical violation and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict and any penalties

Partially identified one (1) member of Congress who has ethically violated his position. Briefly discuss the reason for the ethical violation and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict and any penalties

Satisfactorily identified one (1) member of Congress who has ethically violated his position. Briefly discuss the reason for the ethical violation and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict and any penalties

Thoroughly identified one (1) member of Congress who has ethically violated his position. Briefly discuss the reason for the ethical violation and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict and any penalties

2. Discuss two (2) reasons why a Third Party candidate has never been successful in the presidential election.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed two (2) reasons why a Third Party candidate has never been successful in the presidential election.

Insufficiently discussed two (2) reasons why a Third Party candidate has never been successful in the presidential election.

Partially discussed two (2) reasons why a Third Party candidate has never been successful in the presidential election.

Satisfactorily discussed two (2) reasons why a Third Party candidate has never been successful in the presidential election.

Thoroughly discussed two (2) reasons why a Third Party candidate has never been successful in the presidential election.

3. Identify one (1) current issue facing the United States today. Determine whether the issue is under the jurisdiction of federal or state authority. Briefly discuss the Amendment in the Constitution this issue addresses and provide two (2) changes you would make to the Amendment to resolve the issue.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely identified one (1) current issue facing the United States today. Determine whether the issue is under the jurisdiction of federal or state authority. Briefly discuss the Amendment in the Constitution this issue addresses and provide two (2) changes you would make to the Amendment to resolve the issue.

Insufficiently identified one (1) federal law past or present that was deemed unconstitutional by the federal judiciary; Briefly discuss the part of the law that was deemed unconstitutional; Discuss three (3) changes that were made or should be made to make the law constitutional; Provided a rationale for each.

Partially identified one (1) federal law past or present that was deemed unconstitutional by the federal judiciary; Briefly discuss the part of the law that was deemed unconstitutional; Discuss three (3) changes that were made or should be made to make the law constitutional; Provided a rationale for each.

Satisfactorily identified one (1) federal law past or present that was deemed unconstitutional by the federal judiciary; Briefly discuss the part of the law that was deemed unconstitutional; Discuss three (3) changes that were made or should be made to make the law constitutional; Provided a rationale for each.

Thoroughly identified one (1) federal law past or present that was deemed unconstitutional by the federal judiciary; Briefly discuss the part of the law that was deemed unconstitutional; Discuss three (3) changes that were made or should be made to make the law constitutional; Provided a rationale for each.

4. Writing / Support for ideas (15%)

Never uses reasons and evidence that  logically support ideas

Rarely uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas

Partially uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas

Mostly uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas

Consistently uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. 

5. Writing / Grammar and mechanics

(5%)

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

6. Writing and Information Literacy / Integration and Crediting of Sources

(15%)

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.

Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations

7. Information Literacy / Research (5%)

Quantity and/or quality of sources are unacceptable

Too few references and/or references are of poor quality

Number of sources is less than expected and/or the quality of sources is questionable. 

Number of sources is sufficient and the quality of sources is mostly good. 

Number of sources is sufficient and the quality of sources is good. 


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