Presentation Assessment 1 Instructions
In the Reading & Study folder, watch Presentation: The Constitution – Part 1 and Presentation: The Constitution – Part 2. These presentations were recorded live at convocation at Liberty University shortly before the election of 2008. Although David Barton refers to that election, the basic principles are valid at any time.
Almost 10 year later, David Barton appeared with Governor Huckabee to discuss the moral failure in the United States for taking God out of the public square. The interview is divided into four parts
America: Our Roots
America and Divine Providence
Removing God from America
America: One Nation Under God
Using the information the presentations, and current issues in America today, you will write a 2 ½ to 3 page essay in current APA format. Your essay will have an introduction, conclusion, and level headings. You will include a title page, a reference page, one additional source not more than six months old, and at least three biblical references. The additional source should be a news article, a journal article, a recent court case, or similar current event. Note the author and date of publication. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source. Do not simply write parts of Barton’s presentation verbatim.
You will submit your essay through Safe Assign. As a reminder, collaborating with other students on this assignment or borrowing answers from other students’ work is considered plagiarism and will be treated as such.
Explain the problems confronting the Constitutional Convention in 1787, how they were addressed, and the role of God in the creation of the Constitution.
Barton gives a number of examples of scriptural references in the Constitution regarding governance. Name any two governing principles, give the complete text of the applicable scripture verse, and explain how this principle does or does not work in practice today.
Barton gives four examples of political issues, based on the Ten Commandments, which receive God’s highest priority. Select any one political issue and discuss how it is either in or out of compliance with God’s law.
According to Barton’s presentation, the government should not be involved in meeting the needs of the poor. Cite a verse in the Bible that instructs us how to help the poor. Give an example of how this works in your community. Compare the work of charities, the church, or your own activities to a government service that serves the poor in your community. Who provides a better outcome to the recipient? Explain.
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