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POL 303 WEEK 5 FINAL PAPER
Focus of the Final Research Paper
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
Utilize the feedback from your Week Three Assignment to create a more thorough outline to form your Final Research Paper. 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.
The paper must be 10 to 12 pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least six scholarly resources (at least five of which can be found in the Ashford University Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.