Compromises in the Constitution Assignment
Write a 2-page, (minimum 500 words), double-spaced essay on what the compromises were in the Constitution, and what these meant for the nation. Use the Constitution in your essay. You can also use material from your lecture videos, the PowerPoints, or Openstax.org. Do not use outside or unauthorized sources as this will result in a 0. Do not work with someone else as that can also result in a 0.
Your essay must be uploaded in D2L so that it goes through Turnitin. I have this set up in D2L so you will not need a passcode or anything to enable the software. It is ready for you. If you do not see a response from Turnitin (give it a little time) try submitting again. Turnitin does not accept material from some devices so you may need to work from a different computer if it still doesn’t accept your essay. If you see a score over 10 to 15%, work on paraphrasing to get the number down. I don’t accept papers over 25% even if you include quotes, as it still means that a quarter of the paper is not your own expression. Through paraphrasing, and analysis, you demonstrate comprehension which is what I want to see.
Cite your information with in-text citations at the end of paragraphs. For example, if you use Openstax.org Ch. 7.3, you would cite it as (Corbett et al., 2014, 7.3). Corbett is the last name of the first author listed on the copyright page, but since there are several co-authors, we use et al to mean and all. 2014 is the copyright date, and the chapter and section are 7.3. But this is an example. You probably will use chapter 7 and possibly chapter 8.1 (the Bill of Rights) in your essay. You MUST also use the Constitution or Bill of rights which is attached below. You can cite this which is found in article 1, section 2 by in the Constitution by stating (“Constitution of the United States,” art. 1, sec. 2). If you refer to one of the first ten amendments, you would have something like this, (“United States Constitution,” amend. 2) You can cite my lectures by stating my last name and the name of the lecture. For more information, here is the website on MLA and in-text citations: https://www.scribbr.com/mla/constitution-citation/