Answer & Explanation:,The primary goal of your last assignment is to critically analyze the primary features of the American national government. The results of your analysis will indicate what you have learned over the last five weeks. In order to accomplish this task, it is important to critically evaluate the key facets of our American democracy.You have been preparing for this final assignment each week by constructing a detailed outline of the Final Paper’s main points through the weekly Learning Activities. In addition, you have read the course text and course readings, reviewed videos, and researched additional material for each week’s assignments and for this paper. This week, you will put all of those outlines, readings, reviews, and research together into a one summative paper.As we wrap up our course, reflect back on what you have learned about the key structures, systems, roles, and processes that embody our national government. Focus on the strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages, and positive and negative impacts of these aspects of our democracy. Use what you have learned so far to evaluate our national government and recommend ways to enhance what works and repair what is not working well. It is important to understand that this paper is not simply a cut and paste of your four Learning Activities. While the research you have completed can serve as a strong base it is important that you implement any comments from the instructor, as well as further expand on the material. Appropriate transitions and headings are needed to ensure a cohesive paper.Construct a six-page paper based on the detailed outlines that you created over the last four weeks. It is important to utilize APA headings major sections of your paper in order to ensure that the paper is easy to follow. A model POL201 Final Paper Guide is provided for you to download and utilize when completing your Final Paper.Scaffold your paper around the following outline:Title pageIntroduction (half page) Describe the paper’s overall thesis.Provide an overview of main points.The Constitution (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week One) Describe one strength and one weakness of the U.S. Constitution.Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.Federalism (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week Two) Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy.Recommend one option to maintain the advantage and one to improve the disadvantage. Branches of Government (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week Three) Describe one strength and one weakness of one branch of our government: Executive, Legislative, or Judiciary. Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections (1-1.5 pages) (Week 4) Describe one positive impact and one negative impact of one of the following: political parties, interest groups, or federal elections.Recommend one option to accentuate the positive impact and one to lessen the negative impact.Conclusion Review your main points.Review your overall thesis.References pageThe America’s Democracy: Your Report Card paperMust be at least six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a separate title page with the following:Title of paperStudent’s nameCourse name and numberInstructor’s nameDate submittedMust use at least eight scholarly sources in addition to the course text. A minimum of six of the resources must be from peer-reviewed scholarly sources from the Ashford University LibraryThe Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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Running HEAD: U.S CONSTITUTION
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The Constitution
Patricia Perry
Ashford University
3/20/2017
U.S CONSTITUTION
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The Constitution:
Provide a topic sentence that briefly describes one strength and one weakness of the U.S.
Constitution.
The Constitution was written such a long time ago so there are several strengths and weaknesses.
I believe that strength is that it provides a strong foundation when it comes to protecting us it
provides a government for us the people of the United States. It gives us the people the freedom
to live life the way we want without the government making us do things that we don’t agree
with.
The weakness that I feel that the U.S, Constitution was written such a long time ago some of the
things are out dated and the information is very concrete not allowing for room for process for
change. We are given the opportunity to vote for the politicians that we want to serve for us but
we don’t actually get to vote on new laws and/or policies.
Provide a topic sentence that recommends one option to maintain the strength and one to
correct the weakness.
In order to maintain the strength of the U.S constitution, the government should not change or
make an amendment without letting the people of the state aware.
Running HEAD: U.S CONSTITUTION
1
The Constitution
3/20/2017
U.S CONSTITUTION
2
The Constitution:
Provide a topic sentence that briefly describes one strength and one weakness of the U.S.
Constitution.
The Constitution was written such a long time ago so there are several strengths and weaknesses.
I believe that strength is that it provides a strong foundation when it comes to protecting us it
provides a government for us the people of the United States. It gives us the people the freedom
to live life the way we want without the government making us do things that we don’t agree
with.
The weakness that I feel that the U.S, Constitution was written such a long time ago some of the
things are out dated and the information is very concrete not allowing for room for process for
change. We are given the opportunity to vote for the politicians that we want to serve for us but
we don’t actually get to vote on new laws and/or policies.
Provide a topic sentence that recommends one option to maintain the strength and one to
correct the weakness.
In order to maintain the strength of the U.S constitution, the government should not change or
make an amendment without letting the people of the state aware.
LEARNING ACTIVITY WORKSHEET – Week Three
Please review the full assignment prompt and the Week 5 Final Paper instructions located within
the classroom and in the POL 201 Course Guide before beginning this assignment.
Utilizing the worksheet below, develop detailed paragraphs that focus on the first main point for
your final paper. For each section, a minimum of one fully-developed paragraph is required. A
fully developed paragraph should be 5 sentences in length. Each paragraph should include at
least one in-text APA citation that provides support for the topic.
At least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University library (not including your textbook)
with in-text citations utilized within your paragraphs are required. Two new sources should be
utilized each week to meet the minimum of eight required sources for the final paper. By finding
and supporting your material with these sources each week, you will have the research necessary
to construct a strong final paper. For help with writing and citations, please review the handouts
and tutorials provided by the Ashford Writing Center.
1. Branches of Government: Judiciary.
A. One strength of one the judiciary
(Use the space below to complete this section.)
The power for a fair trial is the strength of the United States judiciary. An accused person
is innocent until proven guilty. The state’s job is to prove that the person being accused is
actually guilty of what they are being accused of. T his allows the person being accused to
know that the justice system will make the best decision and the decision is not impartial. These
systems help protect the ones being accused. Furthermore, cases are conducted in a speedy and
efficient manner making the accused spend less time in the courtroom (“Judicial power in a
federal system: Canada, United States, and Germany”, 2013)
This makes the accused spend fewer resources in their cases.
B. One weakness of the judiciary
(Use the space below to complete this section.)
One of the weaknesses of the United States judicial system is the process in where they
make a determination whether a person is guilty of what they are being accused of. Even though
a police officer can collect evidence in the correct procedure found in the policies, the evidence
might be rejected in court and not allow it to be used. The police officers collect information,
however, they don’t follow proper protocol and eventually the cases are thrown out. For
example, if a police officer presents a recorded tape of the plaintiff, but the plaintiff was unaware
that they not being recorded, then the recording can be thrown out (Potter, 1929).
C. One option to maintain the strength of the judiciary
(Use the space below to complete this section.)
For example, the judges and magistrates are appointed by the other organs of the
government. Through the constitution, they also have the powers to remove a sitting judge or
magistrate (“Judicial power in a federal system: Canada, United States, and Germany”, 2013). If
the magistrates and judges were allowed to do their work without interference, then the criminal
justice system would be fair to all.
D. One option to correct the weakness of the judiciary
(Use the space below to complete this section.)
The procedure and regulations required by the police in collecting evidence should be
reviewed and changed. This is very important because it would not allow people who committed
the crimes to walk away without any consequences due to someone gathering wrong evidence.
For example, the legislature should change the laws in the collection of evidence to include
secret recordings in cases of high profile people and where gathering evidence might be hard
(Potter, 1929).
2. Reference List (utilizing full APA citations)
(Use the space below to complete this section.)
Judicial power in a federal system: Canada, United States, and Germany. (2013). Choice Reviews
Online, 51(01), 51-0510-51-0510. http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/choice.51-0510
Potter, W. (1929). Judicial Power in the United States. Michigan Law Review, 27(3), 285.
http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1279565

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