Analyze a historical example (pre-9/11/01) of when a government violated civil liberties with government surveillance in the name of national security.

For this assignment, you will write a 500-word expository essay on the topic of technology, history, and society. Your essay should have a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose. In addition, your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Following are the content requirements of the essay:

  • Analyze a historical example (pre-9/11/01) of when a government violated civil liberties with government surveillance in the name of national security.
    • Summarize the historical circumstances that led to your selected example’s implementation.
    • Explain the government’s rationale for implementing government surveillance.
    • What executive orders, congressional legislation, and/or judicial decisions started and ended the selected example?
    • What technology was used within your selected example?
    • Evaluate the resulting impact of the selected example on U.S. society.
      • Analyze the resulting impact of the selected example on civil liberties and national security.
      • Do you agree or disagree with the government’s use of surveillance within this example? Why or why not?
  • Analyze a contemporary example (post-9/11/01) of when a government violated civil liberties with government surveillance in the name of national security.
    • Summarize the contemporary circumstances that led to your selected example’s implementation.
    • Explain the government’s rationale for implementing government surveillance.
    • What executive orders, congressional legislation, and/or judicial decisions started and ended the selected example?
    • What technologies were used within your selected example?
    • Evaluate the resulting impact of the selected example on U.S. society.
      • Analyze the resulting impact of the selected example on civil liberties and national security.
      • Do you agree or disagree with the government’s use of surveillance within this example? Why or why not?

Your paper should also meet the following requirements:

  • APA format
    • Title page
    • Introduction
    • APA citations
    • Double-spaced sentences
    • 12-point Times New Roman font
    • Conclusion
  • Reference page
    • Three sources minimum (including the class text)
  • Standard English grammar conventions
    • Correct grammar
    • Correct punctuation and spelling
    • Logical, well-ordered sentences
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