Arizona statehood and arizona constitution

 

Arizona Statehood and Arizona Constitution

 

 

 

 

 

Part I : Arizona Statehood

Create a chronological narrative of 750-1,000 words describing and analyzing the events that impacted the process of Arizona becoming a state. Include the key events from the following periods in Arizona history:

The Preterritorial Period
The Spanish Period
The Mexican Period
U.S. Controlled Period
The Territorial Period
The impact of the Progressive movement on the creation of the Arizona constitution, including the declaration of rights, ballot initiatives, and recall of judges.

Utilize the required readings, academic websites, and the GCU e-Library as resources for this assignment.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

Part II: Arizona Constitution

Create a chart or matrix summarizing the powers and functions of the three branches of Arizona’s government:

List each branch of government, and identify the powers and functions of each branch. Bullet points may be used.
Outline the procedures for amending the Arizona Constitution. Bullet points may be used.
Write an analysis of 250-500 words in which you reflect on the amendment process for the Arizona Constitution.

Is this a “fair” process?
Does it give too much power to the people?
Do you think the Progressive framers would approve of the way the process has been used thus far? Why? Defend your rationale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona Statehood and Constitution

 

 

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Unsatisfactory
0.00%

 

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Less Than Satisfactory
65.00%

 

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Satisfactory
75.00%

 

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Good
85.00%

 

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Excellent
100.00%

 

80.0 %Content

 

 

20.0 %Chronological Narrative of Events Leading to Arizona Becoming a State

 

Lacks description of the historical events leading to Arizona becoming a state.

 

Insufficient description of the historical events leading to Arizona becoming a state.

 

Appropriately describes the historical events leading to Arizona becoming a state.

 

Describes clearly and concisely the historical events leading to Arizona becoming a state.

 

Sophisticated description of the historical events leading to Arizona becoming a state. Timeline is cohesive.

 

 

15.0 %Analysis of the Events that Impacted Arizona Statehood

 

Lacks any analysis of the events that impacted Arizona statehood.

 

Demonstrates insufficient or inconsistent analysis of the events that impacted Arizona statehood.

 

Demonstrates appropriate analysis of the events that impacted Arizona statehood.

 

Demonstrates clear and consistent analysis of the events that impacted Arizona statehood.

 

Demonstrates clear, consistent, and critical analysis of the events that impacted Arizona statehood. Relates past events to current issues in Arizona.

 

 

20.0 %Summary of the Powers and Functions of Arizona Government

 

Matrix is incomplete and omits most of the requirements stated in the assignment’s criteria. No summary of the powers and functions of Arizona government is present.

 

Matrix is incomplete and omits some of the requirements stated in the assignment’s criteria. Insufficient summary of the powers and functions of Arizona government.

 

Matrix is complete but content is not fully coherent or cohesive. Adequate summary of the powers and functions of Arizona government.

 

Matrix is complete; content is coherent and cohesive. Relevant and coherent summary of the powers and functions of Arizona government.

 

Matrix is complete; content is coherent, cohesive, and persuasive. Higher-order thinking is evident in the summary of the powers and functions of Arizona government.

 

 

15.0 %Outline of Procedures for Amending the Arizona Constitution

 

Outline of procedures for amending the Arizona constitution is absent.

 

Outline of procedures for amending the Arizona constitution is incomplete or inconsistent.

 

Outline of procedures for amending the Arizona constitution is complete.

 

Outline of procedures for amending the Arizona constitution is complete and coherent.

 

Outline of procedures for amending the Arizona constitution is complete, coherent, and cohesive.

 

 

10.0 %Reflective Analysis of the Amendment Process for the Arizona Constitution

 

Lacks any analysis of the amendment process.

 

Demonstrates insufficient or inconsistent analysis of the amendment process.

 

Demonstrates appropriate analysis of the amendment process.

 

Demonstrates clear and consistent analysis of the issues that impact the amendment process.

 

Demonstrates clear, consistent, and critical analysis of the issues that impact the amendment process.

 

 

15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

 

 

5.0 %Presentation

 

The piece is not neat or organized, and it does not include all required elements.

 

The work is not neat and includes minor flaws or omissions of required elements.

 

The overall appearance is general, and major elements are missing.

 

The presentation is good. The overall appearance is generally neat, with a few minor flaws or missing elements.

 

The work is well presented and includes all required elements. The overall appearance is neat and professional.

 

 

10.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)

 

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are employed.

 

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present.

 

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Audience-appropriate language is employed.

 

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech.

 

The writer is clearly in command of standard, written academic English.

 

 

5.0 %Format

 

 

5.0 %Research Citations (in-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and references page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)

 

No references page and no citations are included.

 

References page is present, but citations are inconsistently used.

 

References page is included. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.

 

References page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.

 

In-text citations and a references page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of errors.

 

 

100 %Total Weightage

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typing Template for APA Papers: A Sample of Proper Formatting for the APA 6th Edition Student A. Sample

 

 

 

Grand Canyon University: <Course>

 

 

 

<Date>

 

 

 

NOTE TO CLASS (Do not include this section in your essay)

 

  • Write in Times New Roman size 12 and double space your lines.
  • Submit to Turnitin first. Your percentage must be below 20% for me to accept it.
  • Write in paragraph form (do not write out the Roman numerals)- the outline is simply to show you how to break down each section/paragraph.
  • Use APA in-text citations.
  • Include a references page in APA
  • Refer to the rubric for a breakdown of how I will grade the assignment

 

 

 

    • Located in the assignment drop box for the assignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment Title

 

 Intro Paragraph- Write 4-6 sentences here that entices your reader to the content. Be sure to end your introductory paragraph with a clear thesis statement.

 

 

 

Part I- The Preterritorial Period

 

– cite all relevant information with APA in-text citations

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Describe important events that impacted the process of Arizona becoming a state.
  2. Analyze those events. Tell your reader exactly why that event was important and how it directly influenced Arizona statehood.

 

Part II- The Spanish Period

 

 

 

  1. Describe important events that impacted the process of Arizona becoming a state.
  2. Analyze those events. Tell your reader exactly why that event was important and how it directly influenced Arizona statehood.

 

 Part III- The Mexican Period

 

  1. Describe important events that impacted the process of Arizona becoming a state.
  2. Analyze those events. Tell your reader exactly why that event was important and how it directly influenced Arizona statehood.

 

 Part IV- The U.S. Controlled Period

 

 

 

  1. Describe important events that impacted the process of Arizona becoming a state.
  2. Analyze those events. Tell your reader exactly why that event was important and how it directly influenced Arizona statehood.

 

 Part V- The Territorial Period

 

 

 

  1. Describe important events that impacted the process of Arizona becoming a state.
  2. Analyze those events. Tell your reader exactly why that event was important and how it directly influenced Arizona statehood.

 

 

 

 

 

 Part VI- Write 2-3 paragraphs on the impact of the Progressive movement on the creation of the Arizona Constitution, including the declaration of rights, ballot initiatives, and recall of judges. Do not forget how important analysis in writing is. Do not simply list facts without stopping to analyze those facts for your reader.

 

 

 

 

 

Part VII- Matrix

 

 

Executive Branch

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch

Powers and Functions

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Powers and Functions

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Powers and Functions

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Feel free to use bullet points here.

Procedures for amending the Arizona Constitution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Part VIII- Analyze the amendment part of your matrix. In 250-300 words reflect on the amendment process for the Arizona constitution. In your analysis reflect on these three questions:

 

  1. State whether this is a “fair” process. Why or why not? Cite specific examples and defend your rationale.
  2. State whether it gives too much power to the people. Why or why not? Cite specific examples and defend your rationale.
  3. State whether you think the Progressive framers would approve of the way this process has been used thus far. Why or why not? Cite specific examples and defend your rationale.

 

 

 

 

 

 Conclusion Paragraph- This is where you reiterate the main points of your essay and close. Your thesis statement will usually be restated in some form. Do not add any new information in your conclusion that has not already been discussed previously.

 

 

 

 References (Use APA Formatting)

 

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

 

 

 

 

 

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