ASSIGNMENT

Directions: Please respond to one of the following essay prompts. Your response must be about 1000 words in length, and must adhere to a standard manuscript form. Be sure to support your argument with specific references to primary or secondary sources.

 

Requirements for paper: According to Loyola University professor George Anastaplo, a constitution is “that recognized body of principles which defines a community and guides its conduct.” If this be so, then every time the US amends its constitution, the community is redefined. Which amendment or set of amendments do you believe changed the American community the most? Why?

Sources to consider:

0. The US Constitution as amended.

0. Anastaplo, George. The Amendments to the Constitution: A Commentary. Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins UP, 1995.

Your response must be about 1000 words in length, and must adhere to a standard manuscript form. Be sure to support your argument with specific references to primary or secondary sources

1. How to organize the paper:

1. The parameters of the Standard Manuscript Form are as follows:

1. Page Size: 8.5” X 11”, Portrait Orientation

1. Left and Right Margins: 1”

1. Head and Foot Margins: 1”

1. Line Justification: Left

1. Spacing: Double line spacing (24-25 lines of text per page)

1. Font Style: Non-decorative font, preferably monospaced (e.g. Courier, Lucida, Console, Monaco). However, some proportional fonts are permitted (e.g. Times New Roman, Garamond, Perpetua).

1. Font Size: various typesetter’s scales can be used. The following are equivalent to each other:

1. Font points: Minimum 10, maximum 12.

1. Pitch (characters per inch): minimum 12 cpi, maximum 10 cpi

1. Pica: minimum 0.8, maximum 1.0

1. Inches: minimum 0.14”, maximum 0.17”

1. Page One Header: Title Centered on Line One of Content, Other Style Guides Vary for Author & Course Information. Since Political Science does not adopt a consensus regarding style, you may wish to adjust the style guide according to the features of the sources you use. (MLA emphasizes location of information in the source, while APA emphasizes date of publication). For the record, this document is not in Standard Manuscript Form.

 

 

 

Essay Prompt:

According to Article IV of the Constitution, “Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.” If this is true, why are many professional licenses and certifications, e.g. nursing and medical licenses, teacher and counselor certificates, not valid across state lines?

Sources to consider:

a. The Constitution of 1787, especially Article IV.

b. Madison, James. The Federalist #39.

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