(Answered) POLI330N Week 1 Assignment: State Powers

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 1, 2, 3
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.


  • Go online and look up your state constitution. Choose three state sections such as religious freedom, freedom of the press, etc. and discuss the guidelines for each.
  • Compare these sections to the equivalent section in the United States Bill of Rights. List differences, if any.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to textbook if cited)


The question of how well the government functions are profoundly intertwined with issues encompassing democracy. Election after election, the government has attracted numerous criticism. In the United States, the state system has not been spared as the urge to realize full democracy pushes the scrutiny exercise to conceptualize the level of democracy adherence in society. It does not mean the state has failed to promote democracy, but factors encompassing freedom in relation to the bill of rights have widely been used to understand the state power to protect or limit these rights. As a result, the paper focuses on New York state regarding press freedom, religious freedom, and freedom of speech in relation to the U.S bill of rights.

Freedom of Press

The founding fathers struggled for America’s independence to ensure democracy and freedom of American citizens prevailed. In this case, the United States bill of rights under the first amendment protects the freedom of the press by guaranteeing….Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $10.