Essay #1

Before the U.S. Constitution was ratified, several of the Founding Fathers wrote papers arguing for certain provisions. These were published in newspapers and became known as the Federalist Papers. Your assignment is to write a modern-day Federalist Paper defending or critiquing a part of the U.S. Constitution. You will pick a component of the American government that is specifically articulated in the Constitution (including the 27 amendments) and argue why it should or should not be included in the Constitution.

Additional Requirements:

· Your paper must have theoretical and practical arguments as you defend or critique this element of the constitution.

· You must provide at least  two historical examples for why the component of the Constitution is or is not necessary.

Functional Requirements:

· The paper must be 2-3 pages.

· It must have a 12-point font and be double-spaced.

· It must have parenthetical citations or foot/endnotes, in addition to a works cited page.

· It must be submitted to Canvas by the deadline.

Resource Requirements:

· You must cite at least four sources other than the textbooks.

· The works cited page does not count towards the page limit.

· One of these sources must be the U.S. Constitution

· You can cite the textbooks, but they cannot count towards your four sources.

· Each citation must be from a reputable source: books, scholarly journals, etc.