Comparing Republican and Democrat State of the Union Addresses

Topic:

Research, analyze, compare and contrast President Clinton and President Ford Presidential State of the Union Address (the current administration is ineligible for this paper topic). Ensure your analysis includes a discussion related to the concept of presidential power and persuasion.

Thesis Statement:

Pr. Clinton and Pr. Ford used their State of the Union Addresses to overcome political obstacles with persuasion and honest assessment.

***I will be attaching various documents already done for this and will be requiring you to use my outline to complete the rough draft.** Please use referenced materials in word doc labeled Week 2 Research paper*** Also, please refer to Week 3 thesis/outline to follow along with my timeline.

Assignment Description: Students will submit their nearly completed 8 to 10-page paper (final rough draft). The rough draft must look like the final product (full citations, references, title page, etc.).

Submit your rough draft 8 to 10-page. This is a full, properly formatted semi-final version of your paper (by now, this should be your 3rd draft). The rough draft should follow the format below. Each item in your rough draft represents a different section of your paper.

Rough Draft Format:

Title

Research Question/Topic and Thesis statement clearly identified

Introduction

Background

Various perspectives on the issue

Discussion/Analysis (your unique contribution, which may use information from section 4 and will also contain original research)

Conclusion

Reference list (full and complete)

Rough Draft — Requirements:

Refer back to and include the minimum requirements (i.e., name, title, etc.)

Include referencing style under your name

Must be between 8-10 pages (not including graphs, pictures, title page, reference page, etc.)

Fully and properly referenced and cited using noted referencing style

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