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Pol 205 week 6

by: Matthew Wright

Pol 205 week 6 POL 205

Matthew Wright
SUNY Oswego

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Matthew Wright on Monday October 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POL 205 at State University of New York at Oswego taught by Michael Ruddy (P) in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see American Govt & Politics in Political Science at State University of New York at Oswego.


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Date Created: 10/03/16
Lanahan Reading Assignment #1 Assignment: Utilize the analytical principles set forth in Reading #1, Democracy in America by Allexis DeTocqueville with the fears expressed in Reading #10, Federalist 10 and 51 by James Madison. Background: DeTocqueville discusses the American character during the nation’s early years, whereas Madison discusses his fear of “factions” (i.e. political parties) and what they might do to America’s political process and possibly the future of democracy. Task: Take both writings and attempt to analyze and/or explain the hyper-partisan political culture which exists today in America. Insight: Attempt to balance DeTocqueville’s optimism about the character of the American people with Madison’s fears about partisan party politics disruption of the democratic process. Advice: Quote extensively, use Turabian as a guide as to how to quote sources. Due Date: Monday, October 17, 2016 Heading: Upper left hand corner of your page, single spaced: Your Name: POL 205 Lanahan Essay #1 Page Numbers: Please number every page. This writing assignment must utilize standards listed in the syllabus: Lanahan Article Reviews: Each student is required to write a 3-5 page review for the five assigned articles (often paired) which are found in The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity, Sixth Edition. Written Projects: All written assignments must be word-processor printed on standard-sized white paper, double-spaced, and conform to style set forth in Turabian. Margins must be 1.25" on the top and left, and 1.00" on the bottom and right. Fonts must be 12 point with no use of script styles. Proper grammar and correct spelling are required; any paper not conforming will be returned for correction and re-submission with corrections made. Hand written papers will not be accepted. (I) For all projects, counting a minimum page requrement means the entire page must be filled. (II) Use endnotes, which means all notes will be on a final page, or on a separate last page, the notes portion will not count for determining minimum pages utilized.


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