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Poli Sci 7 Research Assignment
Each paper must cover the following:
What political issues are you interested in writing about?
Address the historical background of this topic.
How is the issue being framed and debated by advocates and opponents of this topic?
How does the general public feel about this topic? Are there any polls that reflect public opinion on this topic?
Did Congress, the President, or even the Supreme Court address this topic through legislation, executive orders, or legal opinions? Is so, what did they say?
Analysis, Evaluation, and Opinion
Critically engage the topic and form your own opinion on this issue. If it's been resolved through governmental processes, do you agree or disagree with the outcome?
Finally, look at the long-term consequences of this topic. Will this issue be of any relevance in 25 years?
min. 4 sources
Times New Roman, 12 pt.
MLA citation format
Examples of research topics:
same sex marriage
The Affordable Care Act
voter ID laws and discrimination
legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado
prayer in public schools and legislative sessions
"right to work" laws and unions
campaign donations and the cost of running for public office
WikiLeaks and government spying
affirmative action in hiring or school admissions
militarization of the police
"promoting the general welfare... the debate between the deserving and underserving"
the Second Amendment and the Natural Right to Life
environmental regulation and climate change