|Poli Sci 1||Homework #1|
Nearly all Americans have heard of the Democratic and Republican parties, and most have probably heard of the Libertarian Party and the Green Party. But did you know that there was also a Constitution Party, a Natural Law Party, and an American Independent Party (among others) that compete for political office?
Go onto Angel and click on the Campaign '08 link (or click HERE). You will find there a list of links to learn more about the variety of Political Parties and the current presidential campaign.
Choose the political party you wish to belong to and type a one and a half page doubled spaced essay (1" margins, Times New Roman 12) describing the party's positions and goals regarding economic, domestic/social, and defense policies. Explain why you are attracted to this party and why you share its goals. What do you hope to accomplish as a party representative in our Mock Congress over the course of the semester?
This assignment is worth a maximum of 50 points which will be awarded on the basis of specificity of the party platform and thoughtfulness of your response to the above questions. PROOFREAD AND SPELL CHECK YOUR ESSAY BEFORE TURNING IT IN. Poor spelling, grammar, and punctuation will result in a non-passing grade.
Due Date: Tuesday, Septe,ber 4
Late Papers are marked down 5 points for each day that they are late. A late paper is defined as one which is not turned in during class time on the date it is due. (A paper that is turned in on the due date but after class is considered 1 day late; a paper turned in the next day is considered 2 days late; etc.)
Papers not typed will NOT be accepted.