Political Action Essay


Part 1:  Analyze how your experience with your political action compares to what you have read in the assigned readings listed on the syllabus.  Explain how your political action brings to mind specific things that you learned from the assigned readings listed on the syllabus. You must do a detailed compare/contrast of your political action experience with specific things found in the the assigned readings listed on the syllabus.  Is your personal real-world experience during your political action the same as or different from what is presented in the assigned readings?  Explain.  Don’t forget to include citations to specific things from the the assigned readings listed on the syllabus and cite as parenthetic citations.  Example:  when citing to the Krutz textbook which you are assigned to read for the class, include parenthetic citations to the book (meaning to put the citations containing the author’s name and page number or section number within parentheses).  It should look like (Krutz, page number/section number). 

Part 2:  Identify a specific political issue/problem that is currently highlighted in the news right now, and use everything that you have learned from class AND from your experience gained from your political action to create detailed strategies for taking action to respond to (or even solve) that political issue/problem in the news.  Make sure to include a citation to the news source (name of the news source and/or URL web address, etc.).  Not including a citation to a news source in your paper will also result in a loss of points.


Links to additional assigned readings for theme 3 (click on each link):

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Links to additional assigned readings for theme 4 (click on each link):

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.s Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Voting Rights and the Color of Law – The New Yorker
  • Cesar Chavezs Letter from Delano
  • Social Movements in the U.S.- Time


  • Krutz, Glen. American Government. Houston: OpenStax. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)

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