Research and write an essay (to be submitted on Canvas) on the role the United States Constitution has played in shaping our society since its ratification in 1788 to today.

Term Paper #1

The Student will:

Research and write an essay (to be submitted on Canvas) on the role the United States Constitution has played in shaping our society since its ratification in 1788 to today.

To the Following Standard:

Identifies key elements of the constitution when ratified and major amendments since then; designs a research plan to acquire necessary background information; researches and collects such information, and writes an essay on the significant legal issues identified through research.

 

 

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The Assignment

The Student will:

Research and write an essay (to be submitted on Etudes) on the role the United States Constitution has played in shaping our society since its ratification in 1788 to today.

To the Following Standard:

Identifies key elements of the constitution when ratified and major amendments since then; designs a research plan to acquire necessary background information; researches and collects such information, and writes an essay on the significant legal issues identified through research.

 

Step 1 – Chose a theme

To help you focus your paper and limit your discussion to 1000 to 1500 words, find one aspect of the constitution’s impact on our society.

Possible themes include:

The Growth of Privacy Rights

Developments in Equal Protection in the Area of Civil Rights

The Rise of Corporate Power and the concentration of Wealth in the Hands of the 1%

Voting Rights for All Men – including minorities, and for Women

The Right to Bear Arms – and the process of selective Incorporation in the Fourteenth Amendment

The Industrial/Military Complex and Its Domination of the World

and anything else which you are passionate about

 

Step 2 – A Suggested Outline

 

Title – _________________________________________________________________

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Introduction (150 words)

Identify your theme.

Define the limits of your discussion

Add a quotation from a respected authority on the subject (add the URL to the list of sources at the end of the paper.)

Main Section (select three aspects of your theme and write a paragraph or two on each, 150 words per paragraph). Add a quotation from a respected authority on the subject to each paragraph. (add the URL to the list of sources at the end of the paper.)

P1 – lay out your argument and proposition

P2 – write in support of your proposition

P3 – write against your proposition

Conclusion

Sumarise your paper and write a few sentences on where you believe our country iin headed in respect of your theme. Add a quotation from a respected authority on the subject (add the URL to the list of sources at the end of the paper.)

Sources

List your sources here one for each paragraph that you actually include words from in your paper

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