American Government

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Module 3 – SLP


The Congress

Step 1

Search the Internet and choose a current issue that is relevant to the Congress.

Write a 2 to 3-page paper of your insights:

Which current debates in Congress are related to the topic you have selected?

What are the viewpoints of the various political parties about your topic?

What are major pieces of legislation related to your topic?

How does the make-up of the membership of Congress impact your topic?

Give some examples in which the informal process of a bill becoming a law potentially impacts your topic?

Step 2

Be sure the current event that you choose follows these guidelines:

The publication date of the article must be no earlier than 4 months before the start of the session.

News articles must be from reputable news sources, with links to




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the original article(s) provided.

Some suggested sources: The Economist

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

National Public Radio

Step 3

Proofread and save your work.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Use concepts from the background readings as well as any academic resources you can find (Wikipedia-type sources are not acceptable). Please be sure to cite your sources within the text and provide a reference page at the end of the paper.

Length: 2 to 3 pages, double-spaced and typed using 12 Point Times New Roman font.

The following items will be assessed in particular:

Your ability to apply the basic concepts to the questions.

Some in-text references to the background readings (APA formatting not required).

The essay should address each element of the assignment. Remember to support your answers with solid references including the background readings.

Upload your paper to the SLP 3 Dropbox when it is completed.



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