Assignment 1:Politics – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which the student
answers the following three (3) items using headers to separate each item:
Discuss either two (2) civil liberties or two (2) civil rights
events (past or current) that have influenced a sense of social responsibility
in the American government today. Provide examples to support your answer.
Note: In your response, consider how the events influenced the way state, local
or national political leaders or agencies responded in a socially responsible
or ethical manner toward the community.
Discuss two (2) media events (past or present) that have
positively and or negatively influenced the public’s opinion of a government
agency. Provide examples to support your answer. Note: Consider how a news
story or media coverage of an event positively or negatively changed the
public’s opinion (or perception) regarding how responsible a government agency
should be towards meeting the needs of its customers; i.e. the American people.
Discuss two (2) differences between the Republican and
Democratic parties that may have an ethical impact (positively or negatively)
on the American people. Provide examples to support your answer. Note: Consider
the different ideals, values, morals, and/or goals held by the Republican and
Democratic parties, and their different views on the ethically or morally right
way to govern and make the best policies for the people they serve. Determine
if your example presents any type of ethical concerns for or against the public
interest of the American people.
In your research, you cannot use Wikipedia, online dictionaries,
Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, or any other Website do that does not qualify as an
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the
reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
assignment are to:
informed opinions on issues and questions involving the U.S. government,
national political processes, policy making, and the notion of democracy.
terminology used to study political science and American government.
between civil rights and civil liberties in the context of Supreme Court
protection of freedom of expression.
reasoned written and spoken presentations on issues and questions involving the
U.S. government and national political processes using information in the
how the federal system of government works.
different perspectives on issues and questions about the U.S. government and
national political processes.
the importance of an informed, effective citizenship for the national
government and political processes.
technology and information resources to research issues in the field of U.S.
government and politics.
clearly and concisely about U.S. government and politics using proper writing