DCJ100 Us justice
Students will compose an expository essay, which investigates an idea, evaluates evidence, and presents an argument. The student will explore the concepts of freedom, power, equality, justice, and/ or civic life, and their evolution, in the context of the US (DJC 100.1). The student will classify, categorize, and summarize the structures and functions of government in the U.S. appropriate to the concepts discussed (DJC 100.3).
This is an academic, formal essay written to an academic audience. Students must use Calibri 11 font.
Expository Essay – Does the Constitution Still Matter Today?
Does the Constitution still matter? The Founding Fathers are considered geniuses for the government they created, especially considering how long it has lasted. Does the Constitution still matter today? Does the Constitution protect and safeguard the rights and liberties of the people to the extent promised by the Founding Fathers? Why or not? Argue your position by citing at least three (3) specific provisions within the Constitution and/or Bill of Rights.
Length: 3-4 pages typed, doubled-spaced
Format: APA style. Use the pre-formatted library (click link).
- Title your essay (title should capture the essence of your thesis)
- Submit your essay to Canvas
- Paper will be run through TurnitIn (plagiarism detection)
- Need a good quote for the introduction? Click here downloadfor ideas.
- No spaces between paragraphs.
ADDITIONAL FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS:
Paragraph 1: Introduction. Present your argument/thesis. Make sure that you include the three amendments/sections in this paragraph. If you are having difficulty writing this paragraph, do it last! 🙂
Paragraph 2: Discuss one section/amendment. Topic sentence relates back to thesis. Cite provision; analyze provision; relate back to thesis.
Paragraph 3: Discuss one section/amendment. Topic sentence relates back to thesis. Cite provision; analyze provision; relate back to thesis.
Paragraph 4: Discuss one section/amendment. Topic sentence relates back to thesis. Cite provision; analyze provision; relate back to thesis.
Paragraph 5: Conclusion. This paragraph should fully review thesis and main ideas.