Constitutional Law & Action-Reflection Paper

Reflection Paper Instructions

American Republicanism: Defining Roles, Limiting Powers

The reflection papers required for this course are brief analyses of the required readings for the given week in combination with one or more scholarly sources selected by the student (for a total of 3–5 sources). Papers must succinctly address the given prompt and demonstrate a mastery of the module/week’s learning objectives. Composition must reflect original research and writing and must be scholarly in tone, avoiding first and second-person perspective and narrative style. Any and all use of source content must be properly attributed: the material must be either quoted and cited or thoroughly paraphrased and cited ( Each paper must be 5-7 pages in length, excluding title and Reference pages, and follow Turabian Author-Date (parenthetical citation) formatting guidelines. Do not include subheadings.

Reflection Paper 4: Constitutional Law & Action

Following its ratification, the U.S. Constitution was clarified through amendment as well as other governmental action. Identify one amendment and a related judicial, legislative, or executive action of the early republic (1789-1820) that have had significant impacts on American governing. Explore the history and perceived impact of this amendment and action on contemporary governing/politics, supporting your analysis with scholarly research. Present your findings in a 5- to 7-page paper formatted according to Turabian Author-Date (parenthetical citation) style. Do not include subheadings. Your writing must be detailed, objective, and scholarly in tone, reflecting your own analysis of source content. Page count does not include the title and Reference pages. See the general instructions above.

Textbook Readings
Kelly et al.: chs. 8 (pp. 119-137), 9-10
Kelly, Alfred H., Harbison, Winfred A., and Herman Belz. The American Constitution: Its Origins and Development. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1991. ISBN: 9780393960563.

Bible Readings
Jeremiah 17:9