Consider the United States Constitution and the Texas Constitution.

Midterm Essay
Please answer the following  ESSAY PROMPT PROVIDED. You are allowed to consult your textbook and any notes that you might have written. You should upload  your essay as a single word or PDF document. Make sure that you use your own words when you paraphrase ideas. Your safe assign match should not be more than 50%. Any match more than 50% will earn an F for this assignment.
The essay will need to be at least seven paragraphs long with each paragraph having at least 6-8 sentences. The essay requires a distinct introduction, at least five paragraphs where the main arguments and points are developed and a distinct conclusion. Remember though that this is only a guideline. Please make sure that you answer each aspect of the question in the context of the readings and class discussion. Please read the instructions that are provided in each prompt below very carefully.  The essay is due on October 5, Tuesday  11:59 P.M. Please make sure that you upload your essay in word or PDF format only. I look forward to reading them! Please do not hesitate to message me if you have questions or need clarifications! Thanks! MAKE SURE YOU ANSWER the prompt paying attention to what is asked! 
Essay Prompt One: (200 points):  Consider the United States Constitution and the Texas Constitution. Compare and Contrast TEN ways that these two Constitutions are Similar or Different. Considering that one of the major purposes of written Constitutions is to limit governmental power please make sure that you focus on how the two constitutions achieve that limit in governmental power and the manner in which they accommodate the idea of federalism. Also please include provisions in the two constitutions about the Legislature, Judiciary and Executive and Federalism and how changes to the United States Constitution have affected the Texas Constitution.  How are they similar and how are they different? What are the underlying concepts used in setting up those institutions? Please be sure to clearly identify your TEN points. (A TOTAL of 10 similarities or differences have to be identified.  Each similarity or difference that you clearly identify and contextualize is worth 20 points for a total of 200 points. Remember to include provisions in the two constitutions about the Legislature, Judiciary and Executive and Federalism and how changes to the United States Constitution have affected the Texas Constitution).