A. "Because national survival is at stake, some freedoms may be curtailed during time of crisis or war."
Evaluate the validity of this statement by tracing and analyzing the arguments over the extent to which national security and democratic ideals must bebalanced. Draw your conclusion from the American experience in the "Quasi-War" (1798), the Civil War (1861-65), and the Great War (1917-18).
B. "The federal government extended its powers far in excess of what the founders ever envisioned during the Progressive Era(1900-20), the "New Deal" (1933-38), and the "Great Society" (1964-68)." Evaluate the validity of this statement by tracing and analyzing the arguments over the respective powers of the states and the federal government in the context of these 20th century reform programs.
C. "The doctrines of nullification and secession were perfectly constitutional." Evaluate the validity of this statement by tracing and analyzing the arguments concerning states' rights. Draw your conclusion form debates at the time of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions (1798), the War of 1812, the Nullification Crisis (1832-33), and the coming of the Civil War (1861).
D. "American civil liberties were violated by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer and Senator Joseph McCarthy in their efforts to fabricate hysteria over a fake enemy." Evaluate the validity of this statement by tracing and analyzing civil liberties issues related to the threat of communism/radicalism during the two so-called "Red Scares" in 1919-20 and 1950-54.
E. "The expansion of the powers of the President during the administrations of Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, andTheodore Roosevelt exceeded what the Constitution allows."Evaluate the validity of this statement by tracing and analyzing the constitutional arguments over presidential powers in the context of the actions and policies of these three Presidents.
F. "In Korea (1950-53) and again in Vietnam (1964-73), Congress neglected its constitutional military responsibilities. It handed them, by default, to Presidents Truman, Johnson, andNixon, who then led the country in unconstitutional wars."Evaluate the validity of this statement by tracing and analyzing the roles of the executive and legislative branches in time of war from 1950 to 1973.
Evaluate by tracing and analyzing (arguments, issues, roles)
Easy Bib, OWL Guide found on the library pages. Easy Bib not only offers bibliographic help, but also the ability for you to take notes, make outlines, and write your paper--all in one location.
- The Constitution http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html
- Library Catalogs (NKHS, KRL, other libraries--get your own KRL card and you have access to all surrounding libraries including Seattle!) Use the index!
- Databases (www.krl.org NKHS card # 29068006856151). Databases contain primary and secondary sources, using material from journal articles, newspapers, to books.