Performance Assessment: Power and Authority

Analyze types of power and authority and explore the political process in the United States.

Write a 500- to 600-words (minimum) paper thoroughly discussing each of the following:

  • Define and differentiate between power and authority and describe the three types of authority
  • Describe forms of government and explain political structure in the United States
  • Define common forms of government: monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorship, democracy and identify real-life examples of each
  • Discuss how voter participation affects politics in the U.S. and the significance of “one person, one vote” and explore the influence of race, gender, and class issues on the voting process
  • Describe the varying theoretical perspectives on government and power

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500- to 600-words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resources).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
Power and Authority—Performance Assessment
Criteria Ratings Pts
Define and differentiate between power and authority and describe the three types of authority
Definitions and distinctions are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Definitions and distinctions are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Definitions and distinctions are accurate but key elements are lacking

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe forms of government and explain political structure in the United States
Descriptions and distinctions are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions and distinctions are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions and distinctions are accurate but key elements are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Define common forms of government: monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorship, democracy and identify real-life examples of each
Definitions and examples are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Definitions and examples are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Definitions and examples are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss how voter participation affects politics in the U.S. and the significance of “one person, one vote” and explore the influence of race, gender, and class issues on the voting process
Discussions of issues are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Discussions of issues are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Discussions of issues are accurate but are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe the varying theoretical perspectives on government and power
Descriptions of the perspectives of government and power are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Descriptions of the perspectives of government and power are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Descriptions of the perspectives of government and power are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0