Question Description

Using primary texts supplied IN THE FOLDERS BELOW, choose two documents that support government intervention in the economy and two documents opposed to government intervention in the economy, and write a 750-word essay on what these authors think is the proper role of government in economics. You should identify the authors’ main point and examine how they defended their position. NB: you are not expected to incorporate all of the sources listed, just those relevant to your approach to the paper prompt.

No secondary sources, other than the Cengage text, should be integrated into this paper’s analysis.

  • Your paper should briefly introduce your paper’s topic or question and provide a thesis statement. In a paper of this size, your introduction and thesis statement should appear on the first page, in the paper’s first paragraph.
  • Your paper should show that you reasoned through the evidence in a fair-minded way. In other words, you should state (paraphrase) what your evidence says and not what you wish it said or think it should say. You need to state the evidence fairly, even if you think it wrong or offensive.
  • Your paper should use evidence to answer the historical question. You need to explain how the evidence answers the question.
  • Your paper should develop and organize your thoughts clearly and logically. You must also write and turn in the outline for your paper.
  • Your paper should draw a conclusion that addresses the paper’s chief topic or question and that states your answer to the question or your contribution to the topic.

Common Style:

Submission to Blackboard Learn

Typewritten, double-spaced

Length: 750 words

Documentation: Chicago Style

Common Instruction on Academic Honesty:

To meet the standards for Academic Honesty:

• Cite your sources consistently throughout your paper (good rule of thumb: at least one citation per paragraph, although introduction and conclusion may not require citation).

• Cite your source for any statement or quotation that is not common knowledge.

• Place quotation marks around phrases/sentences that represent the words of someone else.

• Use proper paraphrasing rather than poor paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism.

Grading Rubric:

  • 10 – Proofread, no errors or typos
  • 10 – Proper format (12 pt Times New Roman, double spaced, etc) and formal academic writing style
  • 15 – Clearly stated thesis
  • 30 – discussion of the primary sources
  • 10 – Conclusion
  • 10 – an outline
  • 15 – Chicago-style citations, footnotes or endnotes, and bibliography

Pro: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt

Anti: Herbert Hoover, Henry Ford