Assignment 2: Internet Assignment
DUE DATE: The following internet assignment should be completed and e-mailed back to your professor (using the e-mail below) by the due date. Your grade of Satisfactory, Marginal, or Unsatisfactory, will be returned to you along with comments as soon as possible. See the course syllabus for details on the grading.
CONFIRMATION: You should receive a confirmation by return e-mail that your assignment was received within 48 hours of when you mailed them in, unless it is a weekend. If you mailed them in on a weekend, you should receive a return e-mail confirmation by 5 pm Tuesday, eastern time. If you do not receive a confirmation, e-mail your professor immediately.
One of the central ideas in this chapter is that the principles laid out in the Constitution (rule of law, republicanism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and national supremacy) have had an enduring effect on American politics. The object of this exercise is to find current evidence of this. Are they still enduring? Using news sites off the Web shown below, or another on-line newspaper, find a current news event (something that happened within the past week), briefly explain the event, give the source of your story, and briefly explain how the event illustrates one of these enduring principles. (Or at least part of one of them--you may want to review the text: pp. 53-60) You should be very specific -- be sure to explain which principle you are illustrating and give the complete source for your story (i.e. Washington Post, June 6, 2007 with the url for the electronic version).
Use your own words! Make sure that you do not simply cut and paste from the Web page – that is plagiarism and an honor code violation.
Click on the e-mail address, type in your assignment or paste it in the body of the email, and send it to your professor. Make sure that under subject you type "Internet Assignment 2 -- your name" (e.g. Internet Assignment – Carol B). To protect yourself, make sure that you save your answer on a disk before you send it.