Brown v. Board of Education (1954).

Purpose: The primary goal of this weekly summative assignment is to explore and analyze some of the major politically influenced processes and activities of the U.S. government.

Prepare: Review Chapters 8 to 10 in the course text, and read through the web page Supreme Court LandmarksLinks to an external site..

Reflect: One of the most essential characteristics of the U.S. government is the ability of the judicial branch to conduct reviews of laws, policies, and legislation at all levels. Judicial reviews have had an enormous impact on the history of this nation and on many other nations that have allowed this process to occur unimpeded. The impact of Marbury v. Madison (1803), the first judicial review conducted by the U.S. Supreme Court, still resonates throughout the United States and the world. Understanding how judicial review can affect a country is essential to understanding this core political feature of government.

Write: In your essay of at least three pages, you will first visit this web page from the federal government, Supreme Course LandmarksLinks to an external site., and pick one landmark judicial review case. Then, you will address the following.:
Discuss the major political issues surrounding the case (1 page).
Explain why the issue ended up being reviewed for its constitutionality (1 page).
Assess whether judicial review should be used more often and the reasons behind your rationale (1 page).
The To Review or Not to Review? paper
Must be at least three pages (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA StyleLinks to an external site.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must use at least three appropriate sources in addition to the course text.
Be sure to integrate the information from your sources rather than simply inserting it. Watch the Integrating ResearchLinks to an external site. tutorial for assistance.
The assigned web page, Supreme Course LandmarksLinks to an external site., will count as one of your three sources.
You can also include additional resources found on the University of Arizona Global Campus Library website. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site.

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