Partisanship and ideology fluctuated in 20th century Texas as the conservative voting majority left the Democratic Party for the Republican Party. Why did the party allegiance of Texas conservatives change and what impact did this have on partisanship and policy in the Contemporary Era (1975-2000)? Format: 1000 words Double space 12-point font Standard written English One-inch margins Chicago style footnote citations. Do not cite in parenthetical MLA style. Content: Your paper must have a main idea/thesis/argument. It cannot be a summary of the reading. Your thesis must answer the prompt. Your paper must be carefully edited. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling count. Cultivate your own voice/style. You will be writing a lot of papers in college, at least three in this course, so find your voice. This means papers by different students on the same prompt should be distinct. It does not mean the papers are about you. Do not write about yourself and do not use a conversational tone or self-references. You must demonstrate understanding and familiarity with required readings in both Campbell’s Gone to Texas and Erica Grieders Big, Hot, Cheap and Right This is not really possible if you have neglected to read either. Papers that do not cite both books will not pass. These are reading response essays, not research papers. There should be no other source material beyond Campbell and Grieder; do not summarize content you have read on the internet.