Affer reading the “deceleration of independence” by thomas jefferson, “why did
reading the “deceleration of independence” by thomas jefferson, “why did democracy spread” by Francis Fukuyama, and “Islam and democracy” by benazir bhutto
A World of Ideas, you have been assigned to read the following essays: “Declaration of Independence” by Thomas Jefferson, “Why Did Democracy Spread?” by Francis Fukuyama, and “Islam and Democracy “by Benazir Bhutto. These essays discuss the founding, growth, and spread of American democracy. In a Definition essay of three full pages, define American Democracy using the three readings as sources for quotes to include in your essay. Topics for discussion may include:
Relationship between Citizens and their Elected Officials
Laws Voted upon by Citizens
Establishment of Local, State, and Federal Governing Bodies with Elected Officials
Placement and Care of Troops in Public Places
Military vs. Civil Authority
Laws and Regulations Governing Actions of Troops
Taxes Voted upon by Citizens
Trial by Jury
Prosecution for Criminal Offenses
Democracy and Industrial Society
Democracy and Social Classes
Democracy Political Parties
Democracy and Religion
may use and develop any number of the topics listed above as long as you can link the topics together into an organized essay that uses quotes and commentary (explanation) to defend your thesis. Your essay must include the following elements:
A properly formatted first page: name block, centered title, page number: “Smith 1”, and begin first paragraphs of your essay.
Name block and title only on the first page. (See page samples in Pages Tab in Canvas)
Times New Roman or Calibri 12 font, 2.0 spacing throughout, left justify, one-inch margins on all four sides, and no bold
full pages of text and a Works Cited Page with an entry for each of the
three essays used as sources for quotes. (See MLA Style Guide and Sample Works Cited Page in Pages Tab in Canvas).
Introduction Paragraph of at least ten sentences including background information (importance of American Democracy) and your thesis for the definition of American Democracy.
American Democracy includes laws and taxes approved by citizens, elected officials, independent judges, and trial by jury.
Place your thesis as the last sentence in Introduction Paragraph and highlighted in yellow.
body paragraphs of at least ten sentences each. These paragraphs use quotes with MLA citations as evidence to support a section of the thesis. Start the paragraph with a sentence or two introducing trial by jury as an important part of American Democracy.
states the importance of trial by jury, “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” (92). No extra spaces after each quote. Follow this quote with several sentences explaining the quotes meaning and relationship as a part of American Democracy. This paragraph develops the idea of trial by jury as a part of American Democracy as noted in your thesis. Remember to put your body paragraphs in the same order as the sections of your thesis. (laws/taxes, elected officials, independent
judges, and trial by jury)
A Concluding Paragraph where you may re-state your thesis, tie all of your discussed elements of American Democracy together, and bring your essay to a close. Include an entry for each of the three quoted essays from World of Ideas. Alpha order these three entries by the essay author’s last name, for example J for Jefferson.
Works Cited Page Entry Example:
Jefferson, Thomas. “Declaration of Independence.“ World of Ideas, edited by Lee Jacobus, Bedford, 2020, pp. 89-96.(1 tab indent for lines after the first in each
Works Cited Page should be titled as Works Cited Page (Centered the first line). Page number: Smith 4.
Works Cited Page entries should be in alpha order by essay author’s last name. Example: J for Jefferson.