Research Paper Requirements Texas Government Concept: The state of Texas is quickly becoming one of the most rapidly diversifying states in the nation. Over 80 percent of the state lives in an urban/suburban area and the majority of the state lives east of Interstate 35 which runs from Dallas/Fort Worth to San Antonio. As of the 2010 census Texas is now a minority-majority state, meaning that more than half of the state population can be categorized as a racial or ethnic minority. This change in the population will have significant impacts on the demands placed on the state and the political structures that have characterized the state for the past century. Assignment: You need to explain the trends in population change that have occurred in the last fifty years; including where Texans live, shifts in racial/ethnic composition, changes in average age and income, and finally any other changes that will play a role in creating new demands on the political parties, political structures, and policies in Texas such as education attainment, etc. Once you have laid out the trends that have brought us to where we are at this point you will need to paint the picture of the state as it exists today. What are the demographics of the state, including race, age, education, income, etc. What is the political climate of the state currently? Define the kinds of policies that the state government have instituted regarding public services and other areas affecting major public interests. Explain any problems that currently face the state or that are projected to face the state. You will want to dig down and be specific if there are different problems facing different demographic groups. You will need to explain why there is the difference and what demands this creates. You will have to relate the needs, wants, and characteristics of the state and its composite parts to the policies the government has created/rejected and the positions of the major political parties within the state. Finally, what does the future of Texas look like? Answer this question thoroughly. You can decide the timeline for how far into the future you want to look. You must project no less than 20 years into the future. Explain how the demographics will shift and what they major causes of those shifts will most likely be. Describe the different demands on the government, the political parties, and other institutions these changes will create. Contrast these differences with the current structures and positions. Requirements: 1.12 Point Times New Roman Font 2.Double Space 3.Submit electronically to Drop Box in D2L 4.Standard 1” Margins 5.Works Cited Page in Chicago Style 6.Minimum 10 Resources 7.Heading (single spaced) in top left corner that gives your name, detailed course information, and semester information 8.Page numbers in bottom right corner 9.4,000 to 6,000 words
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Define the kinds of policies that the state government have instituted regarding public services and other areas affecting major public interests. Explain any problems that currently face the state or that are projected to face the state.