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US Government Assignment

Assignment: Political Parties and the
Electoral Process

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper on the
relationship between political parties and the electoral process in which you:

  1. Identify three to four
    (3-4) ideological differences between America’s two (2) major political
    parties.

  2. Analyze key reasons
    why third parties have never been successful at the presidential level. 

  3. Determine the role of
    the campaign process in maintaining the two-party system. Use examples to
    support your response.

  4. Use at least four (4)
    quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other
    Websites to not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting
requirements:

  • Be typed, double
    spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
    sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your
    professor for any additional instructions.

  • Include a cover page
    containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s
    name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are
    not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes
associated with this assignment are to:

  • Infer a theory why the
    U.S. has only two major political parties.

  • Develop reasoned
    written and spoken presentations on issues and questions involving the U.S.
    government and national political processes using information in the course.

  • Use technology and
    information resources to research issues in the field of U.S. government and
    politics.

Write clearly and concisely about U.S.
government and politics using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this
assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper,
and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Assignment: Political Parties and
the Electoral Process

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below
60% F

Meets
Minimum Expectations

60-69%
D

Fair

70-79%
C

Proficient

80-89%
B

Exemplary

90-100%
A

1. Identify three to four (3-4)
ideological differences between America’s two (2) major political parties.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely
identified three to four (3-4) ideological differences between America’s two
(2) major political parties.

Insufficiently identified three to
four (3-4) ideological differences between America’s two (2) major political
parties.

Partially identified three to four
(3-4) ideological differences between America’s two (2) major political
parties.

Satisfactorily identified three to
four (3-4) ideological differences between America’s two (2) major political
parties.

Thoroughly identified three to
four (3-4) ideological differences between America’s two (2) major political
parties.

2. Analyze key reasons why third
parties have never been successful at the presidential level. 
Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely
analyzed key reasons why third parties have never been successful at the
presidential level. 

Insufficiently analyzed key
reasons why third parties have never been successful at the presidential
level. 

Partially analyzed key reasons why
third parties have never been successful at the presidential level. 

Satisfactorily analyzed key
reasons why third parties have never been successful at the presidential
level. 

Thoroughly analyzed key reasons
why third parties have never been successful at the presidential level. 

3.
Determine the role of the campaign process in maintaining the two-party
system. Use examples to support your response.

Weight: 25%

Did
not submit or incompletely determined the role of the campaign process in
maintaining the two-party system. Did not submit or incompletely used
examples to support your response.

Insufficiently determined the role
of the campaign process in maintaining the two-party system. Insufficiently
used examples to support your response.

Partially determined the role of
the campaign process in maintaining the two-party system. Partially used
examples to support your response.

Satisfactorily determined the role
of the campaign process in maintaining the two-party system. Satisfactorily
used examples to support your response.

Thoroughly determined the role of
the campaign process in maintaining the two-party system. Thoroughly used
examples to support your response.

4. Writing / Support for ideas
(5%)

Never uses reasons and evidence
that  logically support ideas

Rarely uses reasons and evidence
that logically support ideas

Partially uses reasons and
evidence that logically support ideas

Mostly uses reasons and evidence
that logically support ideas

Consistently uses reasons and
evidence that logically support ideas. 

5. Writing / Grammar and mechanics

(5%)

Serious and persistent errors in
grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Numerous errors in grammar,
spelling, and punctuation

Partially free of errors in
grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Mostly free of errors in grammar,
spelling, and punctuation

Free of errors in grammar,
spelling, and punctuation

6. Writing and Information
Literacy / Integration of Sources

(5%)

Serious errors in the integration
of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism or failure to use
in-text citations.

Sources are rarely integrated
using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using
in-text citations

Sources are partially integrated
using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using
in-text citations

Sources are mostly integrated
using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using
in-text citations

Sources are consistently
integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and
summarizing, using in-text citations

7. Information Literacy /
Crediting Sources in APA (5%)

Lack of citations and/or lack of
reference section and/or citations don’t correspond to listed references

In-text citations and references
are given, but not in APA format

Partially shows correct (or
approximately correct) use of in-text citations, with matching references
using APA-format

Mostly shows correct use of
in-text citations with matching references using APA-format

Consistently shows correct use of
In-text citations with matching references using APA-format

8. Information Literacy / Research
(5%)

Quantity and/or quality of sources
are unacceptable

Too few references and/or
references are of poor quality

Number of sources is less than
expected and/or the quality of sources is questionable. 

Number of sources is sufficient
and the quality of sources is mostly good. 

Number of sources is sufficient
and the quality of sources is good. 

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