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Students will write an essay, 500-750 words in length, on a topic selected from the list below. The purpose of the project is to give students an opportunity to discuss a key political science concept, and to show a basic understanding of academic research and reporting skills. The project consists of producing a 500-750 word essay on one of the provided topics (see below), as well as a works cited page for sources containing information used in the essay. The assignment is to be formatted according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Papers not formatted properly will not receive a passing grade.

Students should use Courier or New Courier 12 point as the paper's font, double space the text, and create one inch margins on
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• Discuss the major eras in American history as they relate to federalism, and describe which level of government appeared to be dominant at each time.
• Describe what you believe is a proper distribution of powers between the national and state governments.
3. In Chapter 6, "Congress," the authors state, "the bulk of work on legislation consists of what members do in committees." Include the following:
• Provide a thorough understanding of the committee system in Congress.
• Explain the various types of committees that have been developed.
• Describe the leadership and partisan nature of the committee system.
• Discuss the work that lawmakers perform in committees, and explain the role of committees in the lawmaking process.
• Explain why Congress established committees.
4. Even though the President, as discussed in Chapter 7, has very few constitutionally enumerated powers, the duties of the President have become quite substantial. Include the following:
• Describe the express powers and responsibilities of the President, as provided for in Article II of the Constitution.
• Explain the roles and functions of the President, including head of state, head of government, chief diplomat, commander in chief, and chief legislator.
• Discuss the implied and inherent powers (and roles) of the President.
Submission Instructions:
• Complete
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