Have you ever examined the major political parties in the United States and thought to your self, â€œI can do better than that!â€ This is your opportunity to do so. .
1. Your party must have a name and a logo. For example, the Republican Party has an elephant, the Democrats and donkey, the Reform party an eagle, and the Green party a sunflower. Create a name and a logo.
2. Your party must have a platform. A platform is a written outline and explanation of what your party believes in and why. Your party can be a single-issue party, an ideological party, a splinter party, or a regular broad based political party.
3. Your platform must have positions under the following topics:
A. Social Issues
B. Domestic Issues
C. Foreign Policy
This assignment will be graded on content and form. Sections 2 and 3 of your assignment should be a at least 2-4 paragraphs each.
This is a detailed assignment- it does not behoove you to wait till the last minute to try to complete this.
2. For this unit paper, I want you to pick one interesting topic from chapters 7-10 and after a bit of extra research (you must utilize at least 2 outside sources), I want you to write a 3 page paper that discusses one aspect of the general topic you picked.
For instance, if you picked education policy, you might choose to do an in depth look at the ramifications of how tax dollars affect the education system in certain districts in Texas (again using at least 2 outside resources not including your text).
This paper should be typed, double-spaced with normal margins and 12-point font (Arial or Times New Roman). The paper should also have page numbers. Papers will be graded on the following standards:
-Use of language and writing;
-Organization of paper and format of essay;
-Spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
-Consistency and use of logic;
-Use of literature;
-Originality of research.
The text portion of your paper should be 3-4 pages in length. Please remember to cite sources for statements of fact or any statement not attributable to you, wherever necessary. APA is the only accepted citation and formatting method.
You must have a reference page (not included in your 3-4 pages of text).