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Assignment 2: It May Not Work in Politics 2
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Assignment 2: It May Not Work in Politics
Due Week 10 and worth 225 points
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which the student addresses the
following three (3) items using headers to separate each response:
Congressional Ethics. Identify one (1) member of Congress who has been
charged with ethics violations. Briefly discuss the reason for the charges
and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict
and any penalties. Provide examples to support your answer. Note:
Consider how the verdict and penalties impacts your trust of the members
of Congress.
Third Party Candidates. Discuss two (2) political reasons why a third party
candidate has never been successful in winning a presidential election.
Provide examples to support the answer. Note: Consider the political
impact of the Republican and Democratic Party if a third party was
successful.
Federal and State Authority. Identify one (1) current issue facing the United
States today. Analyze the respective roles of Federal and state authorities
in addressing the issue. Determine whether the U. S. Constitution
constrains the Federal and state responses to the issue. Explain.
In your research, you cannot use Wikipedia, online dictionaries,
Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, or any other Website do that do not qualify as an
academic resource.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or schoolspecific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include 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 page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are
to:
Identify informed opinions on issues and questions involving the U.S.
government, national political processes, policy making, and the notion of
democracy.
Employ terminology used to study political science and American
government.
Develop reasoned written and spoken presentations on issues and
questions involving the U.S. government and national political processes
using information in the course.
Describe the basic values of American political culture.
Explain how the federal system of government works.
Explore different perspectives on issues and questions about the U.S.
government and national political processes.






Describe the importance of an informed, effective citizenship for the
national government and political processes.
Use concepts from our study of U.S. national government and politics
(such as models of democracy) to discuss government and politics in state,
local, and international contexts.
Examine the evolution of presidential power in military affairs.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the field of
U.S. government and politics.
Write clearly and concisely about U.S. government and politics using
proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic /
organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the
following rubric.
Points:
225

Assignment 2: It May Not Work in Politics

Criteria


Unacce
ptable
Below
60% F

Meets
Minimum
Expectati
ons
60-69% D

Did not
submit or
incomple
tely
identified
Identify
one (1)
member
of
Congres
s who
has been
charged
with
ethics
violations
.. Briefly
discuss
the
reason
for the
charges
and
provide
two (2)
reasons
why you
agree or
disagree
with the
verdict
and any
penalties

Insufficientl
y Identify
one (1)
member of
Congress
who has
been
charged
with ethics
violations..
Briefly
discuss the
reason for
the charges
and provide
two (2)
reasons
why you
agree or
disagree
with the
verdict and
any
penalties

1. Identify
one (1)
member of
Congress
who has
been
charged
with ethics
violations..
Briefly
discuss the
reason for
the
charges
and
provide
two (2)
reasons
why you
agree or
disagree
with the
verdict and
any
penalties
Weight:
25%


Fair
7079% C


Profici
ent
80-89%
B


Exemplar
y
90-100%
A

Partiall
y
identifie
d
Identify
one (1)
membe
r of
Congre
ss who
has
been
charge
d with
ethics
violatio
ns..
Briefly
discuss
the
reason
for the
charge
s and
provide
two (2)
reason
s why
you
agree
or
disagre
e with
the

Satisfac
torily
identifie
d
Identify
one (1)
member
of
Congres
s who
has
been
charged
with
ethics
violation
s..
Briefly
discuss
the
reason
for the
charges
and
provide
two (2)
reasons
why you
agree or
disagre
e with
the
verdict
and any

Thoroughly
identified
Identify one
(1) member
of
Congress
who has
been
charged
with ethics
violations..
Briefly
discuss the
reason for
the charges
and provide
two (2)
reasons
why you
agree or
disagree
with the
verdict and
any
penalties

verdict
and
any
penalti
es

penaltie
s

2. Discuss
two (2)
reasons
why a
Third Party
candidate
has never
been
successful
in the
presidentia
l election.
Weight:
25%

Did not
submit or
incomple
tely
discusse
d two (2)
reasons
why a
Third
Party
candidat
e has
never
been
successf
ul in the
president
ial
election.

Insufficientl
y discussed
two (2)
reasons
why a Third
Party
candidate
has never
been
successful
in the
presidential
election.

Partiall
y
discuss
ed two
(2)
reason
s why a
Third
Party
candid
ate has
never
been
succes
sful in
the
preside
ntial
election
.

Satisfac
torily
discuss
ed two
(2)
reasons
why a
Third
Party
candidat
e has
never
been
success
ful in the
preside
ntial
election.

Thoroughly
discussed
two (2)
reasons
why a Third
Party
candidate
has never
been
successful
in the
presidential
election.

3. Identify
one (1)
current
issue
facing the
United
States
today.
Analyze
the
respective
roles of
Federal
and state
authorities
in
addressing
the issue.
Determine
whether

Did not
submit or
incomple
tely
identified
one (1)
current
issue
facing
the
United
States
today.
Did not
submit or
incomple
tely
analyzed
the
respectiv

Insufficientl
y identified
one (1)
current
issue facing
the United
States
today.
Insufficientl
y analyzed
the
respective
roles of
Federal
and state
authorities
in
addressing
the issue.
Determine

Partiall
y
identifie
d one
(1)
current
issue
facing
the
United
States
today.
Partiall
y
analyze
d the
respect
ive
roles of
Federal

Satisfac
torily
identifie
d one
(1)
current
issue
facing
the
United
States
today.
Satisfac
torily
analyze
d the
respecti
ve roles
of
Federal

Thoroughly
identified
one (1)
current
issue facing
the United
States
today.
Thoroughly
analyzed
the
respective
roles of
Federal
and state
authorities
in
addressing
the issue.
Determine

the U. S.
Constitutio
n
constrains
the
Federal
and state
responses
to the
issue.
Weight:
25%

e roles of
Federal
and state
authoritie
s in
addressi
ng the
issue.
Determin
e
whether
the U. S.
Constituti
on
constrain
s the
Federal
and state
response
s to the
issue.

whether the
U. S.
Constitution
constrains
the Federal
and state
responses
to the
issue.

and
state
authorit
ies in
addres
sing
the
issue.
Determ
ine
whethe
r the U.
S.
Constit
ution
constra
ins the
Federal
and
state
respon
ses to
the
issue.

and
state
authoriti
es in
addressi
ng the
issue.
Determi
ne
whether
the U.
S.
Constitu
tion
constrai
ns the
Federal
and
state
respons
es to
the
issue.

whether the
U. S.
Constitution
constrains
the Federal
and state
responses
to the
issue.

4. Writing /
Support for
ideas (8%)

Never
uses
reasons
and
evidence
that
logically
support
ideas

Rarely uses
reasons
and
evidence
that
logically
support
ideas

Partiall
y uses
reason
s and
evidenc
e that
logicall
y
support
ideas

Mostly
uses
reasons
and
evidenc
e that
logically
support
ideas

Consistentl
y uses
reasons
and
evidence
that
logically
support
ideas.

5. Writing /
Grammar
and
mechanics
(5%)

Serious
and
persisten
t errors
in
grammar
,
spelling,
and
punctuati
on

Numerous
errors in
grammar,
spelling,
and
punctuation

Partiall
y free
of
errors
in
gramm
ar,
spelling
, and
punctu
ation

Mostly
free of
errors in
gramma
r,
spelling,
and
punctua
tion

Free of
errors in
grammar,
spelling,
and
punctuation

6. Writing
and
Information
Literacy /
Integration
and
Crediting
of Sources
(7%)

Serious
errors in
the
integratio
n of
sources,
such as
intention
al or
accident
al
plagiaris
m, or
failure to
use intext
citations.

Sources
are rarely
integrated
using
effective
techniques
of quoting,
paraphrasin
g, and
summarizin
g, using intext
citations

Source
s are
partially
integrat
ed
using
effectiv
e
techniq
ues of
quoting
,
paraphr
asing,
and
summa
rizing,
using
in-text
citation
s

Sources
are
mostly
integrat
ed using
effective
techniqu
es of
quoting,
paraphr
asing,
and
summar
izing,
using intext
citations

Sources
are
consistently
integrated
using
effective
techniques
of quoting,
paraphrasin
g, and
summarizin
g, using intext
citations

7.
Information
Literacy /
Research
(5%)

Quantity
and/or
quality of
sources
are
unaccept
able

Too few
references
and/or
references
are of poor
quality

Numbe
r of
source
s is
less
than
expect
ed
and/or
the
quality
of
source
s is
questio
nable.

Number
of
sources
is
sufficien
t and
the
quality
of
sources
is
mostly
good.

Number of
sources is
sufficient
and the
quality of
sources is
good.

 

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