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Here is an assignment from a CUNY campus that calls for the use of reflection.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lydia S. Rosner

Research Paper


You are responsible for three five-six page typed research papers, one from each of the three groups which follow. Sources must include at least one article from The New York Times , at least one article from a periodical, and one primary source.

Group 1 Choices:
  • Scopes and religious fundamentalism
  • William Jennings Bryan as an anti-Darwinist
  • Clarence Darrow for the Defense
  • 1925 and the political climate in Tennessee
  • First and Fourteenth Amendment in time's of national crisis

Group 2 Choices:
  • Judge Frankfurter and Sacco and Venzetti
  • Why did Kafka write The Trial?
  • Restricting freedoms "in the public interest"
  • The Smith Act
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts

Group 3 Choices:
  • Dennis et al. v. U.S.
  • The Rosenberg Case
  • Arthur Miller and The Crucible
  • The House Un-American Activities Committee
  • Gordon Kahn and the blacklisted writers
  • Korematsu v. U.S. and the betrayal of Japanese Americans
  • Roe v. Wade and American boundary issues

Your papers will be graded on the following criteria:
  1. adherence to due date
  2. content and originality of research
  3. APA form
  4. neatness, spelling, grammatical correctness

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