Presidential Leadership in Domestic/Budget Policy-Making

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Research Paper 1 Instructions

Presidential Leadership in Domestic/Budget Policy-Making

Carefully read the grading rubric and all instructions, including the General Research Paper Instructions, before beginning this assignment.

In this Research Paper, you must:

  1. State a clear thesis regarding the president’s role in domestic/budget policy-making and provide an example supporting your thesis. Introduce a specific, narrowly focused supporting example, such as President Obama’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act;
  2. Synthesize course materials and state the general role of the president in domestic policy-making to place the example in context;
  3. Synthesize research materials to describe the example of presidential leadership precisely, including the words and actions of the president;
  4. Utilizing course and research material, evaluate the example of presidential leadership:
    1. Constitutionally—analyzing the constitutional authority and presidential role in your example;
    1. Philosophically—analyzing the president’s rationale for the decision in your example;
    1. Biblically—assessing whether the decision to take the action in your example was a biblical decision in terms of justice, as a non-arbitrary standard in accord with a biblical description of mankind and the rights of conscience;
  5. Conclude by restating the thesis and addressing what is best role for the president.

Submit Research Paper 1 by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 6.

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