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Constitutional Essay Rubric

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Rubric Code: TX9W545
A rubric to assess both content and writing style and conventions
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Keywords: Constitutional Convention
Categories: Subjects: History   Political Science  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

Powered by iRubric Constitutional Essay Rubric
100 % A rubric to assess essay content and writing style and convention
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Meets Expectations
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Content & Development
Below Basic

-Content is not comprehensive<BR>
-Major points are not clear or persuasive. <BR>
-Response does not address the assignment
Meets Expectations

-Content is fairly complete.<BR>
-Major points are addressed with detail<BR>
-Content is mostly consistent with regard to purpose and clarity of thought

-Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.<BR>
-Major points are stated clearly and are well supported<BR>
-Responses are excellent, timely and address the assignment including broader concepts <BR>
-Content and purpose of the writing are clear
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Below Basic

-Essay lacks title, name, and period<BR>
-Essay is inadequate or excessive in length<BR>
_ Essay id illegible
Meets Expectations

-Paper follows designated guidelines<BR>
-Paper is the appropriate length <BR>
-Format is good

-Paper follows all designated guidelines<BR>
-Paper is the appropriate length <BR>
-Format enhances readability of essay
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Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
Below Basic

-Essay contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.<BR>
-Language uses jargon or conversational tone
Meets Expectations

-Essay mostly follows rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation<BR>
-May have minor errors<BR>
-Most spelling is correct

-Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed: spelling is correct.<BR>
-Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
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Proper Responses
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Q#1 The Articles created a weak national government with neither a President nor judicial branch, which required voluntary support from the states in order to pass legislation. At the same time, individual states had the ability to set their own trade, tax, and currency policies. The nation also suffered from debt and other social and diplomatic troubles.
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Q #2 Anti-Federalists opposed the Constitution because they felt it threatened the state governments by giving too much power to the national government. Congress was not large enough to properly represent the nation's voters, and the federal courts system undermined the authority of local court systems. Anti-federalist feared such a nation without a Bill of Rights.

Q #3 The Articles and the Constitution both established a republican form of government, but they took drastically approaches to accomplish this. The Articles allocated most government power to the state governments, set up a weaker national government that relied on voluntary support from the states. The Constitution, on the other hand, created a federal system of government in which power was shared between two coexisting levels of government.
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Q #4 The Latin phrase "E pluribus unum" directly translates into "Out of many, one." Originally, it was used to describe the unity of the 13 states into a single nation. As the diversity of the US increased over time, the phrase came to describe the distinct union of a variety of people from diverse backgrounds and belief systems that constitutes the US.
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Q #5 The Constitution borrowed the idea of separation of powers from state governments and the Enlightenment thinkers and used it to create a system of checks and balances. The system limited the power of individuals within the federal government by distributing power evenly among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. It gave each branch the ability to override decisions made by the other branches in order to prevent abuses of power.
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