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Article 35 - AMST 301 2 Mini-Project Topics nd Place in box...

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AMST 301 2 nd Mini-Project Topics Place in box outside of my office, THH 402 C For this 2 nd mini-project, worth up to 5 points, you must complete one of the following assignments. 1. Write your own Pledge of Allegiance and write a short essay (2-4 pages) in which you explain your pledge and compare and contrast it with the original version of 1892 and the revised version of 1954. Include in this essay a profile of the author of the original pledge and the politics and motivations behind his authorship of the pledge. 2 . Write an Amendment to the Constitution and write a short essay (2-4 pages) that explains or justifies this amendment. Write also (1) a description and commentary on one of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights) in which you select the amendment that you value the most and explain why it has this value to you, and (2) write a description and commentary on one of the subsequent amendments to the Constitution in which you briefly explain the circumstances that gave rise to it and the value or importance this amendment holds to you. 3 . Write a short essay (2-4 pages) in which you compare and contrast an alternative Declaration of Independence to the original Declaration of Independence, and include as well your own rewriting or revision or imitation of the Declaration of Independence in which you use the form of the Declaration to make a new Declaration of Independence against a source of tyranny and oppression in your mind. 4 . Write a short essay (2-4 pages) on either the movie “Lone Star” (dir. John Sayles) or “Bamboozled” (dir. Spike Lee) or “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” in which you provide a critical review of the movie and closely link the movie to at least two other assignments or texts read for this course. 5 . Write a short essay (2-4 pages) in which you offer your own conceptual definition of of the following three words or sets of words: Freedom, the Frontier, Race & Racism. Compare and contrast your definition of each of these terms with the definitions of each term provided by at least one other writer from texts assigned for this course. 6. Write a short essay (2-4 pages) in which offer a review essay of “Flaming Star” and make comparisons and contrasts about the themes, issues, concerns and politics of this movie and two other texts we have read for the course. For instance, you could consider the degree to which “Flaming Star” conforms to or violates Sherman Alexie’s satiric advice, “How To Write the Great American Indian Novel.” 7 . Write a short essay (2-4 pages) in the form of an editorial or argumentative essay in
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