The purpose of this assignment is to strengthen your
political knowledge base, which will give you a better understanding of the
terms and concepts presented in the textbook. . Please read
carefully and closely follow the format below:
Under this heading, write 2 paragraphs summarizing the
news programs you watched for this assignment. The paragraphs should be a
detailed synopsis (meaning concise but not vague) of two to three weeks’ worth
of political news. In your summary, include the name of the news programs you
watched and the dates that you viewed them.
Under this heading, write roughly 4 paragraphs
connecting the terms in the textbook and lecture outlines to the political news
included in your summary. As a sample:
The confidential Justice Department document about
the president’s use of drones, which was recently leaked to the press, relates
to numerous concepts outlined in the textbook. First, there are questions of
executive authority. Article I of the Constitution states that the power to
declare war belongs to Congress (A-4). While the Justice Department document
does not authorize the president to declare war, it gives him unchecked power
to take lethal measures. One of the reasons for the Bill of Rights is to limit
the power of government. In fact, preventing government from amassing too much
power was on the forefront of the framers’ minds as they drafted the new
constitution (47-50). Still, presidents have historically circumvented checks
on the executive branch with devices such as executive orders and signing
All information should come from the textbook. Do not utilize outside books or online
sources to complete this assignment. Therefore, in terms of citation, including
the page number(s) where you found the information in the text is sufficient.
Under this heading, write 1-2 paragraphs expressing your
personal views about the political topics you included in the summary.
You are required to write two papers
Follow this format twice, with each paper depicting different news topics and
chapters from the text. Each paper is to be typed, single-spaced.
have the news also the pages of the book