In this term paper you should demonstrate your knowledge on each
topic. Use notes from lecture, the text or any reliable source of
information to answer each section of the prompt. Your term paper
should be a minimum of 10 pages double-spaced. All term papers must be
in Times New Roman/Size 12 Font with 1-Inch Margins. Papers must be
saved in Microsoft Word format (If you do not have Microsoft Word, go to
the library and copy your work into Microsoft Word). Provide a minimum
of 10 sources and a bibliography.
All Papers are due on March 22, 2016, submitted to Canvass no later
than 11:59PM. LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!!
Section 1: US Government
Discuss the concept of Checks & Balances and explain how it makes
government more democratic. Provide a description of each branch that
includes its duties and how it checks the power of other branches.
Describe the impact of the media on the political process focusing on
its role as a check on power.
Section 2: Federalism
Explain the concept of Federalism. Describe the roles of federal,
state, and local government. Compare and Contrast Dual Federalism,
Cooperative Federalism, and New Federalism including a description of
the leaders and movements associated with these concepts.
Section 3: Civil Rights
Discuss two civil rights found in the Bill of Rights explaining how
they have changed over time through court or public interpretation.
Explain the Process of Incorporation and the significance of the 14th Amendment to this concept. Provide an example of the Process of Incorporation.
Section 4: Current Events
Provide an example in the news (from the last year) that is relevant
to a concept discussed in this paper. Give an explanation of why it
relates to the concept. Analyze the source of the news story;
describing any biases the source may have. Include your own thoughts
and opinions on the Current Event.