Unit 2 Assignment

Submit Assignment

  • Due Sunday by 11:59pm
  • Points 40
  • Submitting a text entry box or a file upload

Instructions

The purpose of this assignment is to understand federalism, separation of powers, and the checks and balances of the United States system of Government.

Using APA formatting, write an essay of around 500 words (excluding the word count from the title and reference pages) please read the following questions:

  • What does it mean to say that the U.S. system of government is based on the concept of federalism?
  • What is meant by “separation of powers”?
  • Describe what is meant by the checks and balances system.
  • Where in the Constitution is the Necessary and Proper Clause found? What authority stems from this clause?
  • Describe the power and privileges of the U.S. President.
  • What are the steps in the impeachment process of the President?

All papers will be graded for content, clarity, grammar/spelling, and appropriate use of APA formatting guidelines. A minimum of two references must be utilized.

Rubric

BU305 Assignment 2 Rubric

BU305 Assignment 2 Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContentBU305-CO2

12.0 pts

Level 5

Demonstrates the ability to construct a clear and insightful problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of all relevant contextual factors.

11.0 pts

Level 4

Demonstrates the ability to construct a problem statement, thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, and problem statement is adequately detailed.

10.0 pts

Level 3

Begins to demonstrate the ability to construct a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, but problem statement is superficial.

8.0 pts

Level 2

Demonstrates a limited ability in identifying a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement or related contextual factors.

7.0 pts

Level 1

Demonstrates the ability to explain contextual factors but does not provide a defined statement.

0.0 pts

Level 0

There is no evidence of a defined statement.

12.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysisPRICE-P; BU305-CO2

12.0 pts

Level 5

Organizes and compares evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

11.0 pts

Level 4

Organizes and interprets evidence to reveal patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

10.0 pts

Level 3

Organizes and describes evidence according to patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

8.0 pts

Level 2

Organizes evidence, but the organization is not effective in revealing patterns, differences, or similarities.

7.0 pts

Level 1

Describes evidence, but it is not organized and/or is unrelated to focus.

0.0 pts

Level 0

There is no evidence of a defined statement.

12.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

10.0 pts

Level 5

The paper exhibits an excellent command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling.

9.0 pts

Level 4

The paper exhibits a good command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics or spelling with minor grammatical errors that impair the flow of communication.

8.0 pts

Level 3

The paper exhibits a basic command of written English language conventions. The paper has minor errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that impact the flow of communication.

7.0 pts

Level 2

The paper exhibits a limited command of written English language conventions. The paper has frequent errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that impede the flow of communication.

6.0 pts

Level 1

The paper exhibits little command of written English language conventions. The paper has errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that cause the reader to stop and reread parts of the writing to discern meaning.

0.0 pts

Level 0

The paper does not demonstrate command of written English language conventions. The paper has multiple errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that cause the reader difficulty in discerning the meaning.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPAPRICE-I

6.0 pts

Level 5

The required APA elements are all included with correct formatting, including in-text citations and references.

5.0 pts

Level 4

The required APA elements are all included with minor formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

4.0 pts

Level 3

The required APA elements are all included with multiple formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

3.0 pts

Level 2

The required APA elements are not all included and/or there are major formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

2.0 pts

Level 1

Several APA elements are missing. The errors in formatting demonstrate a limited understanding of APA guidelines, in-text-citations, and references.

0.0 pts

Level 0

There is little to no evidence of APA formatting and/or there are no in-text citations and/or references.

6.0 pts

Total Points: 40.0

Get 15% discount on your first order with us
Use the following coupon
FIRST15

Order Now

Hi there! Click one of our representatives below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Chat with us on WhatsApp