Discuss the history of Political Parties in the U.S.

Discuss the history of Political Parties in the U.S.  How and why did they come about-touch on all the different types we have had and why they came about.  Finish with the future of Political Parties in the U.S. and how they may or may not be different from those of the past.

Students will write a five page paper (this is the length of the body and does not include the works cited page) on a topic selected from the list below. The purpose of the project is to give students an opportunity to discuss a key political science concept, and to show a basic understanding of academic research and reporting skills. The project consists of producing a paper on one of the provided topics (see below), as well as a works cited page for sources containing information used in the paper. The assignment is to be formatted according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Students should research this style in order to properly format the assignment; papers not formatted properly will not receive a passing grade.

Students should use Courier or New Courier 12 point as the paper’s font, double space the text, and create one inch margins on all four sides of the page. In addition, the assignment should be formatted according to MLA style for papers with no title page.  You must use a minimum of five different sources and cite them within this paper as well as list them on the works cited page using the MLA fomat.  One of the five sources must be your text book and at least one of the other four sources must be another book.


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