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
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
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