Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
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GOV 102 paper #2

GOV 102

Spring 2015

Paper #2: Food Stamps and Welfare Liberalism

In roughly 1000 words, address the following, using 4-5 reputable sources (newspapers are fine), as well as the Ball and Dagger textbook.

Pretend you are a welfare liberal, and argue for increasing the funding of food stamps (known as SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Who is currently eligible? How much does the program cost? Why is it important? Are there criticisms of the program? Are they convincing? Why not?

Due Monday March 30th in class.

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GOV 291 US in ME: “Anti-Americanism and the Iranian Revolution”

Paper due March 26 in class.

In a paper of roughly 1250 words, typed and stapled/paper-clipped, address the following.

Analyze the importance of anti-Americanism in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.  Why was the United States “the Great Satan”?  In this context, discuss the importance of the fall of Mohammad Mossadeqh; human rights under the Shah; the Shah’s ‘modernization’ of Iran; and the importance of Iran in the context of the Cold War.

Use 4-5 scholarly sources, in addition to the readings assigned for the course.

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Camp David paper

Camp David paper, due Thursday Feb. 26th in class

In roughly 1250 words, address the following.

Discuss from an historical perspective the major issues that shaped President Carter’s Camp David Accords.  What were the specific roots of the most contentious aspects of the negotiations?  Which were most difficult to solve?  How were they solved, if at all?

Use the assigned readings for the course, as well as 4-5 outside sources, which must be submitted to me for my approval.

For more information on how I will grade this paper, see this link.

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Film project RFT LC-3

LC-3 Film Project: The Story of Alice Austen

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LC 3 RFT paper #2

LC-3 RFT

Fall 2014

Paper #2

Alice Austen, sexuality and the New Deal

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GOV 236 paper #1

GOV236 Spring 2015. Paper assignment #1
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