Current Events Assignment #1 Topic: President Trump has released the details on his plan to deal with the opioid drug crisis in the U.S. Thus far, the most controversial point in his plan is the inclusion of the death penalty for some drug dealers. After reviewing the proposal, address the following points in your paper: 1. Briefly outline Mr. Trump’s plan to deal with the opioid crisis. 2. Briefly discuss the reaction of Congress so far to Mr. Trump’s plan. 3. Give one pro and one con to having the death penalty as a potential punishment. 4. Do you agree with Mr. Trump’s plan? Why or why not? Paper Directions: Your paper must be a minimum of 3 pages and a maximum of 4 pages. 2 ½ pages or 2 ¾ pages will have 10 points deducted for failure to meet minimum length. Typed using Arial or Times New Roman font, 12pt font size and double spaced Include a cover page. 10 points will be deducted for failing to include a cover page. A sample cover page is included at the end of this document. Papers that repeat information from the cover page (name, date, class, title, etc.) on the second page will have 10 points deducted off of their total score. Use the MLA writing style. All papers must include at a minimum: o A Cover Sheet (A sample cover page is included at the end of this document.) o 3-4 pages of written material (not including cover or works cited pages) o A Works Cited page Proper MLA citation rules must be followed for all parts of your submission. Points will be deducted for failure to follow these requirements. Note: MLA does not require a cover page and does not have a standard format for a cover page in the current edition. This is a requirement that I have added. See the sample cover page at the end of this document for details on how to correctly format the cover page. Paragraphs should be a minimum of 3 sentences long. They should be no longer than 5-6 sentences. Points will be deducted for short and long paragraphs. Proofreading and spelling/grammar checking will improve your overall score. Double and triple check your paper before submitting as you will not be able to edit it afterwards. Points will be deducted for grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation errors.