Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate a thoughtful approach to making a difficult decision with important ethical implications for society.
Introduction: Your Personal Responsibility Assignment will require you to submit a typed essay that assesses the ethical approaches/priorities of Theodore Roosevelt within the context of the Progressive Era, compare them to your own ethical priorities, and apply them to a social, political, or economic issue. You will use the Eight Key Questions (8KQ) Resources from James Madison University.
To construct a well-organized assignment, follow the steps below in order. Make sure to address each question directly. The structure and mechanics of your paper are of less importance than your ability to consider the Key Questions at play in the Progressive Era and in the related primary source. There is no right or wrong answer, but there are well or poorly supported positions. Therefore, within the relevant steps please draw liberally from the primary source.
Perform this self-analysis without specific reference to the Progressive Era or Theodore Roosevelt.