In the Final Research Paper, you will use your critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate a current events topic that has constitutional and political implications. Select from the list below or utilize a topic approved by the instructor. The thesis of the paper will be a statement identifying how the concepts of federalism, civil liberties, and civil rights are implicated in and affected by this topic.
Select one topic from the following list of constitutional issues:
Regulation of commerce
Equal protection under law
The paper should include five main sections:
Introductory paragraph that provides a brief background regarding the topic and introduces the main thesis.
In-depth discussion of the implications for federalism related to the topic.
In-depth discussion of the implications for civil rights related to the topic.
In-depth discussion of the implications for civil liberties related to the topic.
Concluding paragraph that summarizes the main findings and restates the thesis.