Submissions must be a minimum of 1. 5 pages, in length. You will only have one attempt to upload and submit your paper. Your bibliography or works cited page, and your paper, must be uploaded as a single file. They cannot be uploaded separately. No e-mailed assignments will be accepted.
Your response should be your own thoughts and analysis. Research and resources should be incorporated with scholarly application. I.e. used as examples or evidence to support your analysis. Citations may be formatted in APA, MLA or Chicago style, as long as they are consistent throughout. You must include in-text (parenthetical) citations, as well as a bibliography. If you have questions about citation formatting, please ask me, or utilize the tool easybib.com. You must provide in-text citations, to show ownership of any information that you include, in your essay, which is either
1. not considered common knowledge
3. directly quoted
Failure to cite information, properly, will result in students receiving an automatic zero. Furthermore, to not do so is considered plagiarism, and will be treated, as such, in conjunction with HCC's policies.
Make sure to use complete sentences, and proper grammar. Your response to the prompt should focus on analyzing the information you gather and use to complete the constitutional chart through application. Incorporate the information you gathered by using it to provide examples and support for your response to the prompt.
Select one of the following prompts to write your essay about.
1. Locate a version of the United States Constitution. Review only the preamble. First explain the basic ideas of the document, based on it's wording, and then discuss your interpretation of it's meaning of Preamble's purpose and intent.
2. Many say the Newsroom clip that you watched, in Module 1, are the most honest 3 and a half minutes ever to air on TV. After reviewing the clip first identify the basic principles of the Constitution and use these to assess how modern America has changed according to the framer's original intent.
3. Federalism is one of the most important and innovative concepts in the U.S. Constitution, although the word never appears there. Federalism is the sharing of power between national and state governments. Refer to the text of the U.S. Constitution to find examples of the principle of federalism in order to explain how we know it exists today.