Constitutional Law Research

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Constitutional Law Research Paper

Warm Up Activity: Check any of the following statements that strike you as something you strongly agree with or disagree with. It may lead you to a research topic!

* There are nasty criminals out there who commit horrific crimes; such people who are convicted in a court of law should be executed. Or… The death penalty should finally be put to death by the Supreme Court. * Though I’m patriotic and love the pledge, it’s simply unconstitutional and needs to be removed from schools. * Abortion is wrong; it shouldn’t be legal. Or… The right of a woman to control her own body is a private matter. * Too many guns out there… we have to start doing something about it! Or…The 2nd Amendment
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b. Remember, the balance is weighing the interests of the individual against the interests of government (the compelling interests of the government) or society. c. Remember, this balance is based on our understanding of the Constitution!


7. The paper will end with a clear conclusion to the thesis that has been presented to the reader and analyzed throughout the paper. The author will take a clear position regarding how this issue must be constitutionally resolved.

Format: * “Normal” Page Layout in WORD (1” margins) * 1.5 spacing; set line spacing options to “0” for “before” and “after” * 12pt font * Cover Page (excluded in the 4-5 page requirement) * MLA Works Cited Page (excluded in the 4-5 page requirement) * Parenthetical, or in-text citations must match entries listed on the Works Cited page

Due Dates- USE for email submissions. I will NOT be checking gmail for assignments 1. Week 1, Developing Your Sources: You will send me a WORD document with your Name, Period, Topic, Constitutional Question, and a List of Websites (active links, or hyperlinks) you are going to be using for your research. Each source requires a 1-2 sentence description of what is found at this source and its usefulness to you. 2. Week 2, Developing Your Thesis: You will send me the same WORD
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