Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right

Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right

Essay – Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right Pick one of the following questions and write an essay of 1,300-1,500 words on the subject, with a well-crafted thesis defended with evidence and analysis in the body. Write an essay assessing Jerry Falwell’s impact, along with that of the Religious Right more generally, on American culture and politics. What tactics did conservative Christians such as Falwell employ to shape American politics and culture? What were their strategies for mass organizing? What issues and events drove Falwell and other conservative Christians to new forms of political activism in the second half of the twentieth century? Did any issues receive more attention or motivate evangelicals more than others? Important note on use of evidence: This essay needs to come primarily from the primary source material (the documents) in the book. This means your paper should avoid the use of material from the Preface and the Introduction, as well as the background and introductions to the sources in the book. Use the documents themselves to support your thesis and arguments. Due date: April 26 in class. Presentation Requirements: Line Spacing: double Margins: one inch (2.5 cm) on all sides Paragraphs: indent the first line by 0.5 in (1.25 cm) Title Page: include the title of your essay, your name, and the course. Pagination: number all pages, except for the title page. The title page is not page 1. Font: 12 point, black ink, Times New Roman. Documentation: Use parenthetical citations of the page numbers and no outside sources, including the internet. Style: Refer to the Writing Tips I sent you. No rhetorical questions (write declaratively); avoid passive voice, and write in the third person only. Quoting: Avoid excessively long quotes. Paraphrasing is preferred. No block quoting. Word Count: put at either the end of the paper or on the title page. Plagiarism: Not tolerated, including not citing sources properly or sloppy citations, and paraphrasing authors and not citing their ideas. Plagiarizing will result in failure – of the entire course, not just the paper.