Please choose one of the following questions and respond to it:
1) Identify and discuss the general constitutional restraints on political power found in the
2) Explain what the implied powers doctrine is, how it evolved, and how it has been used
to strengthen the powers of the national government.
Your paper must be typed. Please use standard margins of one inch on all sides and a
12 point font . Your paper should be 750 – 1000 words long, which is about 3 to 4 double spaced pages. Please
watch your spelling. Do not e-mail your papers to me; papers MUST be handed in.
Please include a cover sheet which states your name, the date, class section, and which
topic you chose to write. Please simply staple your pages
together in the upper left-hand corner.
This is not a research paper. The issues have been covered in your text and in class,
and you should be able to write a fine paper using those resources. However, please feel
free to consult outside sources if you wish to enhance or elaborate on anything we have
covered so far. Please use examples when making a point. Properly used examples make it
easier for your reader to understand the point you are making, and often help the writer
understand the material better. This paper is worth 20 points. Late papers will be penalized
1 (one) point per day.