A good essay will demonstrate engagement with course concepts, reading materials, and specific examples used in the lectures. The essay must be submitted to the Blackboard assignment link by the due date listed in the syllabus to receive credit. No late work is accepted. Format: Essays should be formatted in the following way: • Include your name and a title for your paper. • 12-point font (legible and professional), double spaced, 1-inch margins. • All sources used should be cited properly in either APA style of Chicago Style format. Failure to properly cite your materials is a violation of Academic Integrity standards, and may result in failing the exam. • Proper spelling, grammar, organization, and style are an integral part of your grade. I highly encourage you to use the FMU Writing Center as a resource when drafting your papers. Prompts: Choose ONE: 1. Is social contract theory sufficient to justify the existence of government? Why/why not? 2. Is the USA truly a democracy? In what ways does it reach the standards of a democracy, and in which ways does it not? Be sure to draw directly on our course materials in answering this question. 3. In what ways does racial justice and/or women’s rights relate to a strong democratic society?