Drug Laws


1. The paper should center around issues, events, or law pertaining to at least one branch of the federal government (Legislative, Executive, or Judicial).

Example 1: Topic: Gun Control Legislative Action: Brady Bill

Judicial Action: Ruled Brady Bill


Example 2 : Topic: Abortion Judicial Action: Roe v. Wade

Legislative Action: Limit Federal Money

For Abortions

Example 3: Topic: Segregation Judicial Action: Brown v. Board Of Ed.

Executive Action: Presidential Federalization

Of National Guard

Example 4: Topic: Watergate Executive Action: Refusing To Turn Over


Judicial Action: Ordering President To Turn

Over Tapes

Legislative Action: Considering Impeachment

2. Research: A minimum of three sources separate from the course texts should be

identified in a bibliography. The paper will be graded based on the amount

of information presented and its relevancy to the branches of the federal

government. Acceptable sources include books, periodicals, newspaper

articles, and internet sources. All sources must be listed in the bibliography.

3. Length: The Paper Should Be 3 Double Spaced Pages Of Text.

4. Possible Topics (students can select a topic not listed here)

-Impeachment -Social Security -Welfare -The Vietnam War

-The New Deal -Euthanasia -Terrorism -The Iraq War

-Stem Cell Research -Campaign Finance -Tobacco -Drug Laws

-Voting Rights -Rights Of The Accused -Political Parties

-Presidential Administrations -Supreme Court Justices -McCarthyism

-U.S. Missile Defense Systems -Gun Regulation -Affirmative Action

-Immigration -The War On Terrorism -Abortion

-Offshore Oil Drilling -Global Warming – The Afghanistan War -Health Care