The topic is on the political impact of the Reformation on the Genevan Republic in the 16th century. (To clarify: that's the impact IN the 16th century, not the impact of the 16th century Reformation on the Genevan Republic outside of that century.)
'New order of government' form.
'Role of government in private lives' form.
Strangely enough, both have a word count of 2,132 words (counting footnotes). In the actual essay, I use footnotes rather than endnotes; this is just the way I could get it to copy easiest. Please avoid comments on grammar/footnote style/spelling unless it's a glaring error. I'm more concerned with how I argue my argument, flow points together, general quality than I am with whether you think I should split a sentence or use 'but' instead of 'however'. (Though such suggestions are of course appreciated!)
Thank you so much to anyone who takes the time to read these essays for me. I'm terrified of totally flubbing this and I really appreciate any assistance, opinions, thoughts, guidance, etc. I don't want to hand in an essay worth a 5 when the other copy is good enough to get me a 7.
Just to make this fun, a poll.
Which essay is better?