The Constitution: From Confederation to Federalism Assignment

D​‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍​iscussion: The Ratification Debate Topic: The Ratification Debate Thread Prompt: This module’s readings record the major points of the Federalist vs. Antifederalist debate. Do the arguments associated with these perspectives represent two sides of the same coin? Select and discuss a particular essay from each perspective that best represents a shared ideal of the Federalists and Antifederalists or best represents conflicting ideals of these two coalitions within Revolutionary discourse. Evaluate the impact of Judeo-Christian democratic principles on arguments concerning rights, liberties, and governing. Textbook Readings Ketcham: Henry 6/5/88, Centinel 1, Pennsylvania Minority, Brutus 1, Brutus XI, XII, XV Johnson: Part 2 (pp. 177–211) Rossiter: Introduction, Nos. 1, 10, 17, 51, 78 Kelly et al.: chs. 6–7, Appendix (U.S. Constitution) Bible Readings James 1:19-26 Listening and Doing 19 My dear brothe​‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍​rs and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. 26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is w​‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍​orthless

DiscussionAssignment Instructions

 

The student will complete 2Discussions in this course. For each Discussion, the student will post one thread of at least 700 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned Module: Week. The student must then post 3replies of at least 250 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned Module: Week. The original thread mustrespond to the given prompt with a logically organized, well composed post reflecting a scholarly tone and purpose. The discussion must clearly align with the research prompt and be supported with at least fivescholarly citations in Turabian Author-Date format (i.e. parenthetical citation style). A title page is not required, but the student’s name and title should be given above the post. All sources must be identified in a Reference list at the end of the thread.

 

*Note: Please write the original thread in Word, save a copy for your own records, and copy/paste the formatted paper directly into the Discussion for the class to review. Do not upload as an attachment.

This course utilizes the Post-First feature in all Discussions. This means you will only be able to read and interact with your classmates’ threads after you have submitted your thread in response to the provided prompt. For additional information on Post-First, click here for a tutorial.

Discussion Grading Rubric

Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content

(70%)

Advanced

92-100%

Proficient

84-91%

Developing

1-83%

Not Present Total
Thread:Substantive Requirements 32.25 to 35 points:

All key components of the Discussion prompt are addressed in the thread.

29.5 to 32 points:

Most of the components of the Discussion prompt are addressed in the thread.

1 to 29.25points:

The Discussion prompt is addressed minimally.

0 points

Not present

 
Thread:Supported by Evidence and Reasoning 32.25 to 35 points:

The thread has a clear, logical flow. Major points are stated clearly and are supported by Reading &Study materials, pertinent examples, thoughtful analysis, and integration of biblical principles.

29.5 to 32 points:

The thread has a logical flow. Major points are stated reasonably well and are generally supported by Reading &Study materials, pertinent examples, thoughtful analysis and integration of biblical principles.

1 to 29.25 points:

The thread lacks flow or content. Major points are unclear or confusing. Major points are not sufficiently supported.

0 points

Not present

 
Replies:Content 16.25 to 17.5 points:

Each reply focuses on a meaningful point made in a classmate’s thread. Each reply provides substantive additional thoughts regarding the thread and an explanation of why the student agrees or disagrees with the idea presented in the thread. Each reply is clear and coherent. Communication follows Student Expectations.

14.75 to 16 points:

Most replies focus on a meaningful point made in another student’s thread. Most replies provide substantive additional thoughts regarding the thread and an explanation of why the student likes or dislikes the idea presented in the thread. Most replies are clear and coherent. Communication follows Student Expectations.

1 to 14.5 points:

Some replies focus on a point made in another student’s thread. Replies could be more substantive regarding the thread. Replies lack clarity and coherence. Communication follows Student Expectations.

0 points

Not present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Structure(30%) Advanced

92-100%

Proficient

84-91%

Developing

1-83%

Not Present Total
Composition, Current Turabian Formatting 18.5 to 20 points:

Spelling and grammar are correct. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Paragraphs contain appropriately varied sentence structures. Where applicable, references are cited in current Turabian format.

16.75 to 18.25 points:

Some errors in grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling are present. Some sentences may require clarification. Paragraphs contain some varied sentence structures. Where applicable, references are cited with some current Turabian formatting.

1 to 16.5 points:

Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors distract. Sentences are incomplete or unclear. Paragraphs are poorly formed. Where applicable, references are minimally or not cited in current Turabian format.

0 points

Not present

 
Thread:

Word Count

9.25 to 10 points:

Required word count (700 words) is met.

8.5 to 9 points:

Word count is 600–699 words.

1 to 8.25 points:

Word count is 599 words or fewer.

0 points

Not present

 
Replies:

Word Count

7 to 7.5 points:

At least 3 replies are present.Required word count (250 words each) is met.

6.25 to 6.75 points:

At least 3 replies are present and word count is 200–249 for each.

1 to 6 points:

At least 1 reply is present and word count is 199 words or fewer.

0 points

Not present

 
Professor Comments: Total: /125

 

 

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