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  • Title page
  • Introduction (half page)
    • Describe the paper’s overall thesis.
    • Provide an overview of main points.
  • The Constitution (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week One)
    • Describe one strength and one weakness of the U.S. Constitution.
    • Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
  • Federalism (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week Two)
    • Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy.
    • Recommend one option to maintain the advantage and one to improve the disadvantage.
  • Branches of Government (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week Three)
    • Describe one strength and one weakness of one branch of our government: Executive, Legislative, or Judiciary.
    • Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
  • Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections (1-1.5 pages) (Week 4)
    • Describe one positive impact and one negative impact of one of the following: political parties, interest groups, or federal elections.
    • Recommend one option to accentuate the positive impact and one to lessen the negative impact.
  • Conclusion
    • Review your main points.
    • Review your overall thesis.
  • References page

The America’s Democracy: Your Report Card paper

  • Must be at least six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least eight scholarly sources in addition to the course text. A minimum of six of the resources must be from peer-reviewed scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library
    • The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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LEARNING ACTIVITY WORKSHEET - Week One Please review the full assignment prompt and the Week 5 Final Paper instructions located within the classroom and in the POL 201 Course Guide before beginning this assignment. Utilizing the worksheet below, develop detailed paragraphs that focus on the first main point for your final paper. For each section, a minimum of one fully-developed paragraph is required. A fully developed paragraph should be a minimum of 5-7 sentences in length. Each paragraph should include at least one in-text APA citation that provides support for the topic. At least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University library (not including your textbook) with in-text citations utilized within your paragraphs are required. Two new sources should be utilized each week to meet the minimum of eight required sources for the final. By finding and supporting your material with these sources each week, you will have the research necessary to construct a strong final paper. For help with writing and citations, please review the handouts and tutorials provided by the Ashford Writing Center. 1. The Constitution: A. The United States Constitution gives a principal high power with authorization to disputes and enforce citizens' rights and defend from hostile violence. This Constitution provides and alternates certain responsibilities to government and other states. The bodies support the Constitution so that it will divide the power between the checks and balances to keep from overpowering its authority. Constitution favors individual liberty and the right of freedom of speech. Constitution prevent an individual from having too much control or power this is done through check/balance this will help revise any bad policy (Lock, 1990). B. One weakness of the U.S. Constitution The judges can serve for the states until they retire or separate from their duties. This brings a conflict towards the house by being bias when it comes to diversity of the age that can serve as a judge. Bias when it comes to modern expectation in the world. Different in age will bring more wisdom and understanding to the Constitution (Chicago, 1915). This bring a conflict with the constitution that the legislature gets its way by not being optimistic toward change. C. One option to maintain the strength of the U.S. Constitution The Constitution can make sure that the executive, legislative, and legal help check the power to make sure that individual do not abuse the system. This way no individual will be able to control any legislature empowerment on its own. Protecting the Bill of Rights so no one will break the ten Amendments. The Amendment will help protect the power of empowerment, so it is not abused (Chicago, 1915). D. One option to correct the weakness of the U.S. Constitution Keeping the freedom of speech open for society to receive and give options to correct any bias information to improve the weakness of the Constitution. Considering to have executive’s decisions that would improve society as a whole. Changing the age limited in the judicial system to a minimal age (Forge, 2006). 2. Reference List (utilizing full APA citations) (Use the space below to complete this section.) References ŞARAMET, O. (2015). THE EVOLUTION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF SEPARATION AND BALANCE OF THE POWERS OF THE STATE AND THE EXECUTIVE. Bulletin of the Transylvania University of Brasov. Series VII: Social Sciences. Law, 8(1), 209-216. PALFREYMAN, B. (2015). The Loyalists and the Federal Constitution. Journal of the Early Republic, 35(3), 451-473. BLACKHAM A. JUDGES AND RETIREMENT AGES. Melbourne University Law Review [serial online]. January 1, 2016;39:738. Available from: LexisNexis Academic: Law Reviews, Ipswich, MA. Accessed September 12, 2016. No Proposal to Raise Retirement Age of Supreme Court Judges: Govt [India]. (2014). Times of India, LEARNING ACTIVITY WORKSHEET - Week Two Please review the full assignment prompt and the Week 5 Final Paper instructions located within the classroom and in the POL 201 Course Guide before beginning this assignment. Utilizing the worksheet below, develop detailed paragraphs that focus on the first main point for your final paper. For each section, a minimum of one fully-developed paragraph is required. A fully developed paragraph should be a minimum of 5-7 sentences in length. Each paragraph should include at least one in-text APA citation that provides support for the topic. At least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University library (not including your textbook) with in-text citations utilized within your paragraphs are required. Two new sources should be utilized each week to meet the minimum of eight required sources for the final paper. By finding and supporting your material with these sources each week, you will have the research necessary to construct a strong final paper. For help with writing and citations, please review the handouts and tutorials provided by the Ashford Writing Center. 1. Federalism: A. One advantage to a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy. No Child Left Behind Policy, this policy was implemented to help improve our schools. It is supported by the federal government to hold schools accountable for their students’ performance. The system has increased provocatively with teachers and the public. The advantages of this system include free tutoring, students in special education, and allow children to transfer to a better-performing district (Stecher, 2014). The "No Child Left Back hand Policy" embraces the Obama administration that has been redesign to improve teaching and testing standards to turn the schools around (Franklin, 2007). The policy has to hire high qualified teacher which means the teachers have to be certified and shown knowledge in his or her certified field. The teachers will have to undergo a series of background screening including drug and assessment testing to qualify to teach under the No Child Left Behind Policy. B. One disadvantage to a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy. Individual cannot put pressure on bureaucrats if they do not like the way in which the policy is executed. The disadvantage of the "No Child Let Behind Policy" is that it fail to make improvement for two years. Students has choices to transfer to a better advantage school system. The education system has to have a subgroup when it comes to society. In other words, the school cannot have one set of a minority in their education system. They have to teach children no matter what their race, sex or where they came from they all are equal in society under (NCLBH) law. Having to wave may affect the system than improving it. States assume their waiver plans will advance student education and do a better job (Department of Education, 2007). C. One option to maintain the advantage of the national policy discussed above. "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB), evidence that it is operating has supported it to grow. The law, teachers, and parents have been provided with the information they needed to help every child reach their goal. As a result, student accomplishment is improving across the nation. The school district has made progress to implement goals of "No Child Left Behind Act"). Given families choices to any school that support their child education and having free tutoring have help the system progress. By communicating daily to the teacher and resources and listening to the parents and their concerns will help maintain and improve the policy that is in place for society. D. One option to improve the disadvantage of the national policy discussed above. (Use the space below to complete this section.) Have assessment testing after the teacher has been employed by the school board every quarter (NCLB). The school system can have a yearly drug testing. Keeping communication open with an open door policy communicated to the students young and older to report any wrongdoing from a teacher to their parents or another teacher they trust. Repeatedly have an ongoing study done to find out any irregular activities perform by the teacher (Hamilton, 2007). 2. Reference List (utilizing full APA citations) (Use the space below to complete this section.) References Stecher, B. M., Vernez, G., & Steinberg, P. (2010). Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind : Facts and Recommendations. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Department of Education, W. D. (2007). Giving Parents Options: Strategies for Informing Parents and Implementing Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Under "No Child Left Behind". US Department Of Education, Hamilton, L. S. (2007). Standards-based Accountability Under No Child Left Behind : Experiences of Teachers and Administrators in Three States. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. LEARNING ACTIVITY WORKSHEET - Week Three Please review the full assignment prompt and the Week 5 Final Paper instructions located within the classroom and in the POL 201 Course Guide before beginning this assignment. Utilizing the worksheet below, develop detailed paragraphs that focus on the first main point for your final paper. For each section, a minimum of one fully-developed paragraph is required. A fully developed paragraph should be a minimum of 5-7 sentences in length. Each paragraph should include at least one in-text APA citation that provides support for the topic. At least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University library (not including your textbook) with in-text citations utilized within your paragraphs are required. Two new sources should be utilized each week to meet the minimum of eight required sources for the final paper. By finding and supporting your material with these sources each week, you will have the research necessary to construct a strong final paper. For help with writing and citations, please review the handouts and tutorials provided by the Ashford Writing Center. 1. Branches of Government: (Pick one: Executive, Legislative, or Judicial). A. One strength of one of the three branches of government. The Executive Branch is the second most important branch of the government. Article II of the Constitution confirms that executive power. The Executive reflects the president power and authority over the states to enforce the law. Article II grants the president the authorization to make deals with foreign governments. The Cabinet choices and ambassador and judicial appointments, all of which need Senate approval. The president Act as commander in chief of the military forces, when President Abraham Lincoln was president he did not have the stated authority to use the military force to attempt to leave the union (Witt, 2013). His action was to defending and protecting the Constitution would not mean anything if the union did not exist. The Executive appoints out judges of the Supreme Court (Griffin 2013). The Executive negotiate treaties, veto legislation, appoint ambassadors, issue pardons and doing whatever is necessary to keep the country protected and in proper order. If Congress abuse their power of the legislature, the president has the right to veto the bill. The Article II of the Executive Branch represents the election of the president and the vice president. B. One weakness of one of the three branches of government. The weaknesses of the executive branch when the Senate refuses to ratify a treaty. It put the president and the nation in the category of weakness and bring a difference of conflict of war to the nation (Sadat, 2016). The president can make treaties, but it has to approve by the U.S. Senate. The constitutional demand that the Senate support a treaty with a two-thirds vote means that successful deals must gain support that defeats the partisan country. Treaties are not approved or become necessary in the United States without the advice and consent of the Senate. The president cannot use his power to empower a treaty because of his position of the President of the United States. Breaking an agreement is an act of war. Individuals do not take treaty likely, due to the Senate can approve or reject any deal. The president can negotiate a deal to end the war, but the Senate has to approve the transaction. The president should have more power to fulfill the president’s responsibilities. The C. One option to maintain the strength of the branch of government discussed above. One possibility to control the strength of the judicial branch is to maintain to keep it exactly where it is at. Confronting the original compensation without allowing any changes to infiltrate will help to keep the judicial branch stable. The executive supports the president power and authority of the states. U.S. Constitution has provided presidential power to avoid the possible abuse of authority that might be gained in a single executive. The president has kept a close eye on how he conduct business across the nation anything found out the usual will be addressed. The Senate and Constitution confirm that executive power over the nation and pulse any empowerment that try to resist. D. One option to correct the weakness of the branch of government discussed above. The executive branch can maintain strength by controlling the power with check and balance. This design is used to monitor branches authority. The power distinct it from being used to empower each other. The executive branch cannot interfere even if the president veto. The president should have more power to control the law to bring peace to the nation. A mix of all the representatives will allow for more trust and a sharper understanding of Americans 2. Reference List (utilizing full APA citations) (Use the space below to complete this section.) References Griffin, S. M. (2013). A Bibliography of Executive Branch War Powers Opinions since 1950. Tulane Law Review, 87649 Witt, J. F. (2013). Lincoln changes the rules of war: in the summer of 1862, President Abraham Lincoln was as 'inconsolable as I could be and live.' General George McClellan had bungled an opportunity to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond and the Army of the Potomac was now in full retreat. The fate of the Union hung in the balance as Lincoln pondered what to do next. American History, (6), 60. Sadat, L. N. (2016). The Proposed Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States: Treaties--Some Serious Procedural and Substantive Concerns. Brigham Young University Law Review, 2015(6), 1673-1690. LEARNING ACTIVITY WORKSHEET – Week Four Please review the full assignment prompt and the Week 5 Final Paper instructions located within the classroom and in the POL 201 Course Guide before beginning this assignment. Utilizing the worksheet below, develop detailed paragraphs that focus on the first main point for your final paper. For each section, a minimum of one fully-developed paragraph is required. A fully developed paragraph should be a minimum of 5-7 sentences in length. Each paragraph should include at least one in-text APA citation that provides support for the topic. At least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University library (not including your textbook) with in-text citations utilized within your paragraphs are required. Two new sources should be utilized each week to meet the minimum of eight required sources for the final paper. By finding and supporting your material with these sources each week, you will have the research necessary to construct a strong final paper. For help with writing and citations, please review the handouts and tutorials provided by the Ashford Writing Center. 1. Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections: (Select One) A. One strength of one of the following: political parties, interest groups, or elections. The political parties have had a strength and flexibility to respond to the changing regimes by providing an open ground for voters to choose their preferred candidates. Political parties bring different groups of people towards a common push to achieve specific goals (Noel, 2014). These political parties have a hand in the democratic governance. Voters have a chance to speak out their minds about the parties eying the governance of the nation. The voters have the opportunity to make changes that have a lasting effect on their lives as well as their families through the leaders they elect. B. One weakness of one of the following: political parties, interest groups, or elections. Inequality is one of the most significant disadvantages of political parties. A country may boast of multipartyism, but when it comes to voting, only two or three of these parties are considered (Cross, 2011). This inclination is a frustration to both aspirants and supporters of from the smaller parties. Another show of this inequality is the division of power after the election (McClay, 2008). To some, a single party should not have the right over the entire public but the party has the authority. These political parties have therefore failed to stop the declining number of voters. Most people view elections in the primaries as just contests to eliminate some of the contestants and have nothing to do with political parties. The advertisements on the televisions and the money political action committees offer to have a more significant role in the persuasion of voters than the political parties themselves. C. One option to accentuate the positive impact of the strength discussed above. Democratic governance requires that the stakeholders have a fair ground of participation. The political involvement can be made more open by reducing the gap between the political parties (Topaloff, 2012). The smaller political parties should be given a fair chance to sell themselves in government platforms to enable them competing fairly. For instance, the parties should all be involved in preparations for the elections. The USA, for example, should involve the small parties in the presidential debates. These actions will help to accentuate the openness of governance. D. One option to lessen the negative impact of the weakness discussed above. To lessen the inequality of political parties, their number should be tamed. As the number of political parties decreases, their individual influence rises (Cross, 2011). The smaller parties should amalgamate to form larger stronger parties that will offer a substantive challenge to the “larger” parties. When the influence of the different parties tends to compete fairly, their inequality will fade away. Each of the parties will be fairly represented in the governance and thus will help to lessen the impact of inequality 2. Thesis Statement Provide a thesis statement for the final paper. It is very important that the statement focuses on the final paper and not only on the topic discussed above. The thesis statement should be a concise statement of 25 words or less that clearly identifies the main argument, theme, and purpose for the final paper. Many nations embrace multipartyism as a vehicle to political democracy. While political parties have fostered the realization of this democracy, they also have associated drawbacks in this democracy. 3. Reference List (utilizing full APA citations) Reference McClay, W. M. (2008). The weakness of our political parties. Society, (5), 403. Cross, W. (2011). Political parties. UBC Press. Noel, H. (2014). Political ideologies and political parties in America. Cambridge University Press. Topaloff, L. K. (2012). Political parties and euroscepticism. Palgrave Macmillan. ...
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Running head: AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

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American Democracy
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Institution

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

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Introduction

The overall thesis will be based on the strength and weakness of the constitution, function of
the federalism, discussion of one arm of government, the legislature and political parties and special
groups during elections. In discussing these issues, the main focus will be on how they affect the country
and the government of the United States.
Discussion
The Constitution of the U.S. provides for a Bill of Rights aimed at protecting the human rights of
the population. The Bill of Rights is in the ten amendments that were an additional to the constitution in
amidst to protect personal freedoms from the government and leadership. For example, the
amendment included freedom of speech and press, the right to petition against the government and
protection of persons from one another. The Bill of Rights is a symbol of good democratic governance
of the country and separates it from other governments that have been unsuccessful in adapting
democracy. It is a strength that is recognized by the international community and gives the nation
power to fight any form of violation of individual rights and freedom and demonstrate against
discrimination. The Bill of Rights was used by the Liberation Movement to fight against racism and other
acts that were against the constitution. This strength should be maintained by ensuring no amendments
will be done to remove some provisions that might lead to violation of natural rights of individuals.
Weakness and Methods to Mitigate It
There is Congressional stagnation experienced in the United States Constitution as there are no
time limits for Congress. The reelection of the Congress has led to ineffectiveness in office as the parties
have made it be a career in the office. The public is not actively or more involved in the elections of the
Congress as during the presidential elections thus, making the existing representatives be reelected. This
can be avoided by putting the time limit for the Congress and making a mandatory for the citizens to
participate during the Congress elections. This will ensure that the Congress representatives are

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