Week 7 Assignment: Case Study

Instructions
Pick one (1) of the following topics. Then, address the corresponding questions/prompts for your selected topic. Use at least one (1) documented example of the corresponding primary source in your writing.

Option 1: McCarthyism and Anti-Communist Campaigns
The Cold War brought about an irrational fear of communism and communist activities in the United States. As we are learning this week, one of the most vocal instigators of this paranoia was Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy delivered a speech about the imminent threat of communism on February 9, 1950. Perform a search on the internet and locate and read Joseph McCarthy’s speech given in Wheeling, West Virginia on February 9, 1950. Copy and paste the following keywords into your Google search bar: “Joseph McCarthy, Wheeling, West Virginia.” The speech is also referred to as “Enemies from Within.”

Construct the case study by responding to the following prompts:

  • Explain how Senator Joseph McCarthy defined communist nations within the speech. What specific threats did these nations pose?
  • Assess if Senator Joseph McCarthy charges were accurate.
  • Analyze anti-communist sentiments during the Cold War era, were these sentiments valid. If so, how? If not, why not?
  • Explain if there are other examples of events similar to the Red Scare that have occurred throughout history and modern day.
  • Examine what happened to people who invoked the Fifth Amendment, refused to appear or were found in violation of the law as defined by the Congressional Committee.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 4-5 pages (not including title page and references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page
  • In-text citations that correspond with your end reference

Grading
This activity will be graded based on W7 Case Study Grading Rubric.

W7 Case Study Grading Rubric – 200 pts

W7 Case Study Grading Rubric – 200 pts

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength

5.0 ptsMeets length requirement

0.0 ptsDoes not meet length requirement

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

15.0 ptsPaper addresses all aspects of the assignment.

12.75 ptsPaper addresses most aspects of the assignment.

11.25 ptsPaper addresses some aspects of the assignment.

9.0 ptsPaper addresses few aspects of the assignment.

0.0 ptsNo effort

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

50.0 ptsThroughout the whole work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

42.5 ptsThroughout most of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

37.5 ptsThroughout some of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

30.0 ptsThroughout little of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

0.0 ptsNo effort

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport

50.0 ptsThroughout the whole work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

42.5 ptsThroughout most of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

37.5 ptsThroughout some of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

30.0 ptsThroughout little of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

0.0 ptsNo effort

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics & Usage

20.0 ptsThe writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.

17.0 ptsThe writing contains a few errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text.

15.0 ptsThe writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.

12.0 ptsThe writing contains several errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper.

0.0 ptsNo effort

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity & Flow

20.0 ptsThe writing contains strong word choice that clarifies ideas and masterful sentence variety aids with the flow of ideas.

17.0 ptsThe writing contains varied word choice and sentence structures that clarify ideas and aid with the flow of ideas.

15.0 ptsThe writing contains word choice and sentence structures that can be revised for better clarification of ideas and flow of ideas.

12.0 ptsThe writing contains wording and sentence structures that are awkward and/or unclear, impeding the clarity and flow of ideas.

0.0 ptsNo effort

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Integration

20.0 ptsPaper includes reference to a scholarly source within the case study and properly integrates the source.

15.0 ptsPaper includes reference to a scholarly source within the case study but does not properly integrate the source.

0.0 ptsPaper does not make reference to a scholarly source provided within the case study.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Citation and Reference Formatting

10.0 ptsAll sources are properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of resource and APA citation reference format.

8.5 ptsMost sources are cited in the text and references page. Some minor errors may exist in citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information.

7.5 ptsMost sources are integrated, structured, and cited in the text and references page. Some errors may exist in citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information.

6.0 ptsSources are not properly cited in the text/references page. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of APA format.

0.0 ptsSources are not cited.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Paper Format

10.0 ptsPaper is formatted to include all 6 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers.

8.5 ptsPaper is formatted to include 5 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers.

7.5 ptsPaper is formatted to include 4 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers.

6.0 ptsPaper is formatted to include 3 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers.

0.0 ptsPaper is formatted to include less than 3 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 200.0