However, aside from reading the rest of McGuire’s book, you will also need to add details from Kaufman’s The Fall of Wisconsin and Molina’s Fit to be Citizens? Meaning, for the rest of the semester (or the next 10 weeks of class), you will be asked to read/skim both these books and use the information from Kaufman and Molina’s books to build your term paper. So, rather than asking you to do more outside reading and research, I am asking you to slowly and incrementally write your paper throughout the semester. As a general rule, students do remarkably well on their term papers if they “chip away” at it, little bit at a time.
Use the information from all three books and answer the following question:
To what extent did certain figures and individuals in McGuire’s chapter 7,8, and the epilogue, Kaufman’s The Fall of Wisconsin, and Molina’s Fit to be Citizens? reshape American politics for the better – or tried to make it better – reflecting the spirit of the Preamble of the Constitution, which is to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity”?
**The paper should be approximately 7-8 pages in length, double-spaced. This question is geared to be an application of course concepts. It was intentionally written in an open-ended way. Therefore, there is more than one right answer; it is a matter of writing and demonstrating that your argument is feasible.