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Assessment 4: Civil Rights

UNIT Assessment: DUE May 3

FIRST: CHOOSE ONE of the civil rights introduced in this unit that you feel is important to protect for future generations, and that you may feel is in danger of being undermined. You could choose an entire amendment from the Bill of Rights (2nd Amendment, for example) or part of an amendment (the right to an attorney, for example, as part of the 6th Amendment) or a right that doesn't actually appear in the Bill of Rights (right to privacy, for example). 

Key resources to help you choose your topic:

NEXT: You'll need to conduct some research to understand:

1) why we have that right, 

2) how it has been challenged or upheld through the years, and 

3) what significant court cases have involved it. 

You'll also need to do some research involving what's happening:

1) right now with regard to the topic you've chosen, and then 

2) make some predictions about the future of the right you've chosen. 

THEN: Write a well-organized, academic research paper with citations and a reference list of at least 5 sources to show where your information came from. 

So today? Step One -- Choose a topic, and let Mr. Knowles what it is. (If you decide later to change it, you'll need to repeat this step). 

Once you've chosen your topic, you need to start learning about it by answering some of the questions on the Civil Rights Assessment chart. 
Research links:
First Amendment
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom of assembly
Freedom to petition the government

Second Amendment

Third Amendment

Fourth Amendment

Fifth Amendment

Sixth Amendment

Seventh Amendment

Eighth Amendment

Ninth Amendment

Tenth Amendment

Thirteenth Amendment

Fourteenth Amendment