For this project, you will explore what it is like to be involved in politics by exploring the presidential election of 2012. During a presidential election in the US, the two major candidates’ stance on certain issues and how they present their opinions to the voters is a vital aspect that can determine if they will be elected into office.
Please write an essay addressing the following prompt. Use your own words and cite any information that is not your original thought or saying.
- Click on the link in the Red Box to view the Project Rubrics for this project.
Your essay needs to meet the following criteria or you will be asked to resubmit:
- 12pt. Font
- 500-1000 words (please try to not go over that amount)
- Double spaced
- MLA format for citations (this website will help you if you are not sure how to cite)
- At least 3 sources
Prompt: Research the Presidential Election of 2012. Pick one of the issues below and present an essay that enlightens you about the circumstances surrounding that issue during the 2012 election. Include the following in your essay- what that issue entailed, the major two parties views on that particular issue, any good points presented by either party (if any), you may argue whether any of the views were conservative or liberal, and whether or not the people seemed to agree with either party on the issue.
Issues to choose from:
- National Security
- The Economy
- Government Reform
Please write your essay in MLA format, and follow the standard five paragraph model. Your essay should have an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph.