State Powers

political science writing question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

I live in Maryland
State Powers
ASSIGNMENT
REQUIRED RESOURCES
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 1, 2, 3
Lesson
Minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.
INSTRUCTIONS
Review the Bill of Rights for the U.S. Constitution (the first 10 amendments) to understand what rights are listed. There are numerous online sources to find the Bill of Rights.
Next, go online and look up your state’s constitution. Find three state sections that are similar to or align with the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution). Examples include religious freedom, freedom of speech or association, etc. Compare and contrast these three state sections from your state’s constitution with their comparable sections in the Bill of Rights found in the U.S. Constitution and discuss the guidelines for each.
REQUIREMENTS
Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title page
References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to textbook if cited)
GRADING
This activity will be graded based on the Written Assignment Grading Rubric.
OUTCOMES
CO 1: Evaluate the principles of democracy and Federalism.
CO 2: Relate the articles of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to specific issues or cases regarding freedoms and their rights as citizens.
CO 3: Describe the three branches of government and the office of the president.
Rubric
Week 2 – State Powers
Week 2 – State Powers
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength: 1 to 1½ pages of substantive content (excluding cover and references)
10 pts
Includes substantive content and is 1 ½- 2 pages long
8 pts
Includes content that is 1 to 1½ pages in length
7 pts
Assignment is 1 page in length
6 pts
Assignment is ½ page in length
0 pts
No effort
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Compare sections of state constitution to sections in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights
30 pts
Comparison includes at least three sections of the state constitution equivalent to comparable sections in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights with excellent clarity and examples.
26 pts
Comparison includes three sections of the state constitution to equivalent sections of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights with clarity and examples.
23 pts
Comparison includes two sections of the state constitution to equivalent sections of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights with some clarity.
20 pts
Compares one section of the state constitution to equivalent section of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.
0 pts
No effort
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCompare: Comparison lists similarities and differences (Federalism)
20 pts
Similarities and differences (Federalism) are described with great clarity and examples included for both similarities and differences.
17 pts
Similarities and differences (Federalism) are described with good clarity and examples included for either similarities or differences, but not for both.
15 pts
Similarities and differences (Federalism) are described with clarity but examples are missing.
13 pts
Similarities or differences are inaccurate or not included, and examples are missing.
0 pts
No effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics and Usage
20 pts
The writing is concise, free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
17 pts
The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
15 pts
The writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
13 pts
The writing contains several errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation making it difficult to clearly read the paper.
0 pts
No effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSources
10 pts
Clear reference to all of the following: Bill of Rights, United States Constitution, and State constitution
8 pts
Clear reference to only two of the following: Bill of Rights, United States Constitution, and State constitution
7 pts
Reference to only one of the following: Bill of Rights, United States Constitution, and State constitution
6 pts
Major errors in citation. Proper citation is missing from either within the text or on the references pages.
0 pts
No effort
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations and References
10 pts
Source is properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of resource and APA citation reference format.
8 pts
Source is cited in the text and reference page. Some minor errors may exist in citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information.
7 pts
Source is cited in the text and reference pazge. Some errors may exist in citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information.
6 pts
Neither the state nor the local constitution are referenced.
0 pts
No effort
10 pts
Total Points: 100
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Requirements: 1.5-2 pages

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