Directions: It is suggested that you take a few minutes to plan and outline each answer. Spend approximately 60 minutes answering each question. Illustrate your response with substantive examples where appropriate. Make sure your answers are typed, spell-checked, double-spaced, and regular 12 font.
This EQ assignment is worth 50 points. 5 points (10% of the assignment) is based on grammar, spelling, and did you follow the page length requirement of 1-2 pages per EQ, 20 points (40% of the assignment) is based on incorporating concepts from Chapters 2 and 3 in the text (you may also cite outside sources though not required for this EQ assignment), 20 points (40% of the assignment) your Discussion assignments for this week, and 5 points (10% of the assignment) is based on your personal opinion on how well you explain your opinion for the EQ.
Chapter 2: The Constitution (1-2 pages)
- Politics is known as the “art of compromise”. List and explain THREE (3) compromises that the Framers created at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787? Of the three, which is most relevant today?
Chapter 3: Federalism (1-2 pages)
What are TWO (2) strengths and TWO (2) weaknesses of American federalism for promoting representative democracy? How is the same sex marriage debate an example of American federalism?