Posted: October 1st, 2021
Week 5 Objectives: Over the last four weeks you have learned about the origins of the U.S. Constitution, the three branches of the federal government, the U.S. Bill of Rights, and the role of the U.S. Supreme Court. In Week 5, you will reflect on the U.S. Constitution, its purpose in modern America, and evaluate how current societal issue may necessitate revisions to the U.S. Constitution.
Post a total of three substantive responses each week. A substantive reply is:
DISCUSSION TOPICS & QUESTIONS
Choose one topic for your initial main post and then select a different topic for your reply message to a classmate. Your reply to one of my posts can be on any topic (so my response to your initial post or my response to any other classmates’ initial post).
Topic One: The Purpose of the U.S. Constitution: After watching the segment of “Theodore Olson and David Boies on Same-Sex Marriage” in the Purpose of the Constitution video in the Week 5 Learning Activities Folder, consider the following questions:
Topic Two: Your Amendment Option: Review the amendment options listed on the Week 5 Written Assignment Instruction Page and select the amendment option for your assignment. ***Using an article relevant to your Week 5 written assignment amendment options only,*** consider:
Topic Three: Washington’s Farewell Address of 1796: We’ve spent the last four weeks discussing what influenced the Founders to create the U.S. Constitution, how our government is structured to prevent majority/minority tyranny and protect the minority (size not ethnicity) opinion, and our individual rights in the U.S. Bill of Rights and how the U.S. Supreme Court helps us protect them. This week, as we are looking at if there are gaps in the U.S. Constitution, and how to amend it if necessary. It’s worth then remembering the point of why we have a U.S. Constitution and all that the Founders did to ensure it lasted with minimal interference from individuals who think they know better in the moment. After reading Washington’s Farewell Address in the Week 5 Learning Activities Folder consider the following:
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