Choose one of the following scenarios:  1) A candidate in the next election for the president of the United States argues t

  

Choose one of the following scenarios: 

1) A candidate in the next election for the president of the United States argues that the United States is a Christian nation and that it ought to start acting like it. The candidate says that to do so means prohibiting public worship of any faith other than Christianity. Further, the candidate argues that anyone who violates this policy ought to be jailed and/or deported. Many people in your community have started to support the ideas the candidate espouses. Remembering what you learned in The Ancient World about universal religions and the relationship between religion and government, you decide to draft a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. What do you write?


2) A candidate in the next election for the president of the United States argues that the United States should be an avowedly atheist nation. The candidate says that to do so means prohibiting public worship of any religious faith. Further, the candidate argues that anyone who violates this policy ought to be jailed and/or deported. Many people in your community have started to support the ideas the candidate espouses. Remembering what you learned in The Ancient World about universal religions and the relationship between religion and government, you decide to draft a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. What do you write?   


Note: Remember that, as with all of these kind of essays question in our class, the point is to demonstrate your knowledge of ancient history, NOT to demonstrate your knowledge of the relationship of church and state in the United States OR to have a rant about how there is too much or too little religion in government today. 


You must use at least two quotes or citations from our Reat, Buddhism: a History. You must also cite information from at least two of our article presentations. To cite your sources, use parenthetical citation. For example: Uruk and other Sumerian cities were segregated by purpose (Narev, “Sumerian City-States”).

The point of this exam is for you to use material presented in class. Therefore, outside sources (Wikipedia or anything else) are not permitted.


I added the 3 sources you can use. as stated above two quotes needed from Buddhism reading and at least one citationfrom the other two sources.


  

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