Create your ideal state

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Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 15, 16, 17

Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning.

Lesson

Instructions

Your country just overthrew its dictator, and you are the newly elected President. Unfortunately, due to the divisions in the country and the years of war, economic, military, and political structures are non-existent. A group of loyalists to the old dictator have been detonating bombs, murdering civilians, assassinating leaders, and terrorizing towns with help from a neighboring country's dictator.

Create a comprehensive plan for your new government. While creating this government identify the governing style, functions of various branches of government, principles that govern leaders, the maintaining of public good, which economic structure is most beneficial to your citizens, at least two domestic programs, ways to create national unity, ways to combat terrorism and violence, and international organizations to join. (See rubric for specific ways to meet the requirements of the paper.)

Paper headings:

Introduction (1 paragraph)

Introduce your country

Briefly outline all of the parts of the paper

Domestic Concerns (1-2 pages)

Identify governing style and principles that correlate to this style

Identify the branches of government and its functions

Development of two public good domestic programs and how they will meet the public good

Economic structure and reason why this should be used

Socializing citizens is noted with rationale for how it creates national unity

Foreign Concerns (1-2 pages)

Two international organizations are noted, one for economics and one for security

Descriptions of both organizations

Rationales for joining these organizations

Steps to joining

Two ways your country will combat the neighboring country's terrorist threat and the domestic threat

Two ways these will be effective

Conclusion (1 paragraph)

Summarize information

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)

1-inch margins

Double spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title page

References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)

Grading

This activity will be graded based on the essay rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 8, 9

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

Week 7 Assignment: Essay - Creating Your Ideal State

Week 7 Assignment: Essay - Creating Your Ideal State

Criteria  RatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Governing style and principles of the government.

20.0 pts

The governing style is understandable and the principles support the choice of the governing style.

16.0 pts

The governing style is unclear, the principles are unclear, or the governing style and principles do not support each other.

12.0 pts

Missing one part of the governing style and principles.

0.0 pts

Missing both parts of the governing style and principles.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Branches of government and its functions.

20.0 pts

Explains each branch of government and the function of the particular branch and how they support the governing style.

16.0 pts

The branches of government and their functions do not match, or the branches are discussed without talking about their functions AND how they support the governing style.

12.0 pts

Only minimally discusses branches, and their functions or the branches do not support the governing style chosen.

0.0 pts

Does not discuss the branches and their functions.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Maintaining public good through at least two domestic programs

20.0 pts

Two domestic programs are created clearly explaining how public good is maintained with these programs.

16.0 pts

Two domestic programs are noted, but it’s unclear how they benefis the public good.

12.0 pts

Only one domestic program is noted, or it is unclear how the public good is maintained.

0.0 pts

No domestic program is noted.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Economic structure

15.0 pts

The economic structure is named and supports the governing style with a rationale for using the structure.

12.0 pts

The economic structure is named and supports the governing style, but the rationale is unclear.

9.0 pts

The economic structure is named but does not support the governing style, and the rationale is unclear.

0.0 pts

The economic structure is not addressed.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Political socializing to create national unity

15.0 pts

There is at least one method the new government will use to socialize citizens to create national unity and rationales for using these methods.

12.0 pts

The method described will create national unity, but rationale is not provided.

9.0 pts

The method described will not create national unity and rationale is not provided.

0.0 pts

No method for national unity is addressed.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome International organizations

25.0 pts

At least two different international organizations, one economic and one for security, were identified with brief descriptions of the purposes of these organizations and steps on how to join.

20.0 pts

Only one international organization is noted, obut descriptions and rationale are unclear andit is nclear on the steps to join.

15.0 pts

Only one international organization was noted and no rationales and descriptions were given.

0.0 pts

International organizations were not addressed

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Combatting terrorism and violence

25.0 pts

Two ways were offered to combat terrorism and violence (one to deal with international threat and one with domestic).Effective rationale for solutions were offered.

20.0 pts

Two ways were offered to combat terrorism and violence (one to deal with international threat and one with domestic). Effective rationale for one or both solutions were not offered.

15.0 pts

Only one way to combat violence and sound rationale on why to use that solution was offered.

0.0 pts

Ways to combat violence is not noted.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Scholarly resources

10.0 pts

Uses both the book and, at least, one outside scholarly source.

8.0 pts

Uses only the book or a scholarly source.

6.0 pts

Uses only a scholarly source and the source is not scholarly.

0.0 pts

Does not use the book or scholarly source.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA

5.0 pts

All sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA standards.

4.0 pts

Sources are either properly cited or referenced, missing one of those elements.

3.0 pts

The citation and/or reference are incorrect.

0.0 pts

No APA format was used.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Writing

5.0 pts

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

4.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

3.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

0.0 pts

Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

5.0 pts

Total Points: 160.0

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