Politics Paper

American Politics Spring 2021 Structured Outline for Integrated Essay #1 The following are the questions for the first integrated essay, in structured outline form. I strongly suggest you use this outline and do a little bit of work daily. When you are writing the paper, try to do the following:

1. Answer the questions in your own words: Try to do this without going back to the essay. If you need to refresh your memory, go back to the essay and read the relevant section. Make certain that you answer the questions that I am actually asking you and read your answers aloud to catch run-on sentences.

2. Provide proper support: Once you have answered a few of the questions, start trying to fill in the support for your answers and context. Make sure your support is clearly connected to the answer that you have provided.

3. Create transitional sentences: Think about how the answers are related and try to write transitional sentences that connect them cohesively. Take your time with this and consider how you can move the reader from one topic to the next.

4. Write the introduction after you have done everything else: The introduction is only worth 5% of the total grade. Do not spend a lot of time on it. However, do not write a “throw-away” introduction and expect to get points.

The integrated essay should have the following elements: 1. Your name, Student ID and date on the first page: Please put your name, ID number and

date single-spaced in the upper left-hand corner of the first page of the essay. 2. Proper format, please: Please make certain that you double-space the paper and use 1”

margins and 11-point font size. Please underline or italicize the names of texts. Follow proper citation format, i.e. (Wehle, p. 13).

3. No titles, no filler: Please do not offer any titles for the paper and be concise with your answers. The essay should be approximately four to five pages long, but there is no minimum. It should be no longer than eight pages long. Follow the format for Paragraph Two on p. 2 of the Tips and you should be fine.

4. A short introductory paragraph: As noted above, the introduction is not worth very much but should not be perfunctory. Please see the Tips for some help on this.

Questions for integrated essay #1:

1. Why does Wehle bring up the “expectation…that presidential candidates will make public their personal finances” and why is it important to have a “cop on the block?” See pp. 1-10.

a. Transition sentence b. First answer c. First support d. Second answer e. Second support

2. Why does Wehle bring up the Fourth Amendment and why does she mention the Koran? See pp. 17-20

a. Transition sentence b. First answer c. First support d. Second answer e. Second support

 

 

3. Why does Wehle bring up The Communist Manifesto and why does she mention Montesquieu? See pp. 24-27.

a. Transition sentence b. First answer c. First support d. Second answer e. Second support

4. What does Wehle mean the Congress has “implied powers” and why does she bring up the Red Scare? See pp. 57-59.

a. Transition sentence b. First answer c. First support d. Second answer e. Second support

5. Why does Wehle bring up the case of McCulloch v. Maryland and why does she bring up Gibbons v. Ogden? See pp. 65-71.

a. Transition sentence b. First answer c. First support d. Second answer e. Second support

6. Why does Wehle bring up the matter of Trump’s hotels and how should citizens make sense of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors?” See pp. 71-75.

a. Transition sentence b. First answer c. First support d. Second answer e. Second support

7. Why does Wehle bring up “diversity jurisdiction” (define this using the text) and why does she bring up “Judge Judy?” See pp. 106-111.

a. Transition sentence b. First answer (define diversity jurisdiction) c. First support d. Second answer (explain why it is raised) e. Second support f. Third answer (Judge Judy) g. Third support

8. Why does Wehle bring up Plessy v. Ferguson and why does she discuss Loving v. Virginia? Explain. See pp. 112-115.

a. Transition sentence b. First answer c. First support d. Second answer e. Second support