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Bill of Rights in Current Events: Assignment

Bill of Rights

Pick one of these: 

First Amendment- Forbids the Congress from interfering with freedom of religion, speech or press, or with the right to assemble peacebly, or to petition the government. 

Second Amendment- Guarantees the right to bear arms. 

Fourth Amendment- Forbids unreasonable search or seizure of persons, homes, and effects without warrant. 

Fifth Amendment- Guarantees specific rights when on trial, including no condemnation without trial, no compulsion to be a witness against oneself, and no preperty taken for public use except with just compensation. 

Sixth Amendment- Assures the accused right to a speedy and public trial, right to be represented by an attorney, and right to be faced by accusing witnesses. 

Eight Amendment- Forbids excessive fines and cruel or unusual punishments. 

USI Current Events Assignment

You should be prepared to present this to the class! 

Related to the BILL OF RIGHTS 

You will need to link the curriculum in this course to more recent developments in the state, nation, world. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3 and 10.4 and CCSS.ELA.Literacy.WHST.9-10.1a and 1b) A goal of this course is to make you more aware of what is going on in the world around you. In order for this to happen, you must begin to pay attention to the news. 

Your task is to find an article from a reputable source and bring it to class once you have read it and answered the following questions: 



Category (Which amendment in Bill of Rights- clause): 

Summary Facts: 

What sort of controversy is present in the article? Please describe this and explain your position. 

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