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Political Thought Paper Guidelines (50 Points) The Project This is a semester-length research paper assignment and will be submitted on the last day of the course.
Prepare a five page, typed (double-spaced) argumentative paper. The paper will argue a clear thesis in response to the research question selected from the list of topics approved by the instructor. In the process of arguing the thesis, all counter-arguments should be systematically refuted using reasoning and the evidence collected through research.
The paper’s cover page must include the paper’s title, student’s name, and the professor’s name. The paper should use Times New Roman # 12 font and use one inch margins on all sides of each page.
All sources used must be cited using separate End Notes and References pages at the end of the paper. Any reputable numerical citation End Note format is acceptable for documenting sources. * Parenthetical citation formats are not acceptable, and, if utilized, will result in a zero for the assignment.
*An End Notes Page is required. It must include all citations of sources quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper. *A References Page is required. It must include a list of all sources used in the paper in alphabetical order by the authors’ last names.
A minimum of ten (10) sources must be utilized and cited on the references page. The quality of sources is critical. At least one good source book on your subject should be cited. At least one reputable academic journal article should be cited. At least three government documents should be cited, as well. Newspaper articles are acceptable, provided the paper does not significantly rely on them for information.
Books – At least one (preferably more than one) selected academic book written recently (last 5 – 10 years) must be cited. Academic Journal Articles – At least one (Example: American Political Science Review) must be cited. Government Documents – All pages at official government web sites count.) (Example: The Budget of the United States Government can be found at the U.S. Department of Treasury web site.)
Internet Research Students are encouraged to use the internet for academic research. However, the following standards of documentation apply:
All of the bibliographic information (Author, Publisher, Date Published, Etc.) expected for any other non-internet source is necessary to be cited. In addition, the entire website address should be cited at the end of the citation. If you only submit a website address for a source it will not be counted as a legitimate source. Wikipedia and any other online encyclopedias may not be used for your research. Date and Method Due
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Political Thought Paper Research Questions
Students must choose one of the following ( pre-approved) questions as a research topic for the Political Thought Paper.
Should L.A. District Attorney George Gascon be more aggressive about prosecuting crimes committed in Los Angeles County? Should Governor Newsom’s new state water plan be implemented? Should the U.S. military defend Taiwan from attack by China? Should the U.S. Constitution be amended to create a “balanced budget” amendment? Should the U.S. Constitution be amended to impose term limits on members of Congress? Should the term of the U.S. Presidency be changed to one six-year term? Should all firearms be registered with the federal government? Should the U.S. Government continue building the wall on the border with Mexico? Should pornography be outlawed on the internet? Should all millionaires pay an additional 10% federal tax on top of their existing federal tax bill each year? Should a draft of all 18-year-olds be instituted to recruit military personnel to fight in the War on Terror or other wars in the future? Should Social Security be privatized? Should the electoral college be replaced with a direct election for the President by the people? Should benefits in federal welfare programs be reduced, limited or eliminated? Should the federal income tax be abolished and be replaced with a national sales tax with a constitutionally mandated rate limit? Should all illegal immigrants in the United States be granted amnesty and be provided with residence status and a green card? Should the Governor of California begin executions of prisoners on Death Row? Should Metro implement a plan to tax all drivers on L.A. freeways for every mile they travel? Should prayer be allowed in public schools? Should a voucher system be implemented in California as a means to provide private school education to children of poor people? To fight climate change, should all people in California be required to own a hybrid or electric car by the year 2035? Should the U.S. Senate end the use of the filibuster?