Research and write an essay on the impact the Marbury v. Madison case had on establishing which branch had the ultimate authority to determine the constitutionality of an act. The case of Marbury v. Madison symbolizes the grasp for power that existed in the early days of the new nation.
Your essay must:
Summarize the history of the case. In your summary, explain Marbury v. Madison and the significance this case had on our structure of government.
Analyze the main pros and cons in debates about the policy.
Evaluate why this case was so pivotal in the power struggle between the three branches of government?
Follow these requirements when writing the short essay:
Complete your Research Paper using word-processing software such as MS Word, Open Office download free software at http://www.openoffice.org/). The document should be saved as a .doc or .docx.
The body of the essay (excluding the title page and reference page) must be typed in 12 pts Arial font, double-spaced, and at least three (3) pages long.
The essay must start with a short introductory paragraph which includes a clear thesis statement. The thesis statement must tell readers what the essay will demonstrate.
The essay must end with a short paragraph which includes a conclusion. The conclusion and thesis must be consistent.
The essay must logically develop the thesis in a way that leads to the conclusion, and must be supported by facts, fully explained concepts or assertions, and persuasive reasoning.
The essay must address various pros and cons.
Your essay must cite at least one academic article found in the Online Library and at least three other kinds of sources (e.g., Supreme Court opinions, magazine or newspaper articles, the course textbook, and reliable websites).
Use your own words. While brief quotes from sources may be used, altogether the total amount of quoted text must be less than five percent of the body of your essay.
When you use someone else’s words, they must be enclosed in quotation marks followed by an APA in-text short citation (author, year, and page) to your source. The in-text citation must correspond to a full APA citation for the source on the reference page at the end of the essay.
When you express someone else’s ideas, arguments, or facts in your own words, your statement must be followed by an APA in-text short citation (author, year, and page) to your source. The in-text citation must correspond to a full APA citation for the source in the reference page.
The form of the title page, the body pages, and the reference page must comply with APA style. Additionally, the title page must include the course number and name, the instructor’s name, and the date submitted.
The essay must use logical paragraph and sentence transitions, complete and clear sentences, and correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
For APA style assistance, go to https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.