four essays

This is a series of four essays. There is a two page requirement for each essay. The grading criteria will be: Did the student answer the question and show a personalization of the material? PLEASE DO NOT COPY DIRECTLY FROM THE BOOK. PLEASE NO QUOTES.

1. The Constitution—Read Chapter 2 in More Perfect Union, The Treaty of Paris, The Constitution, President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points and the United Nations Charter. Answer the question: How have the concepts of Popular Sovereignty, Rule of Law and Tolerance developed through time (using the documents above as a reference).

2. Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties—Read Chapter 4 in More Perfect Union. Read Lee’s Resolution and The Declaration of Independence, Voting Rights Act of 1965. Question: Which documents enforce Civil Rights and which enforce Civil Liberties.

3. Campaigns and Elections—Chapter 8 in More Perfect Union, 17th Amendment of U.S. Constitution, John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (view on youtube), George Washington’s Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Question: What were the campaign promises embedded in these addresses. Do you think the promises were fulfilled?

4. The Presidency—Chapter 10 in More Perfect Union, Louisiana Purchase Treaty, Gettysburg Address, Theodore Roosevelt’s Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Executive Order 9066: Resulting in the Relocation of the Japanese, Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School, Executive Order 10924: Establishment of the Peace Corps. Question: How has Presidential Power and the role of the President Expanded?