Response papers should be around 1000 words (that’s roughly 2 pages if single spaced or 4 pages if double spaced, with standard 12-point font and 1-inch margins.) That’s not a firm minimum or maximum number.
Response 2: Evaluate the division of power between National/State/Local governments. In general terms, what do you believe the role of each level of government should be? Look back to the goals of the Texas founders — does the modern state of Texas retain an adequate balance of power between the institutions of government (state/local; nation/state; individual/society)? Identify a point of conflict between different governments (could be conflict between nation/state or state/local – examples: education curriculum or funding; immigration policy; health/welfare policy; marijuana) and analyze it. How is the issue distributed across governments currently? What are the major arguments for more control in the hands of each level of government? Which arguments are most persuasive? Why?