The Constitution of the United States of America


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Define: popular sovereignty, federalism, enumerated powers, reserved powers, concurrent powers, override, appropriate, impeach, constituent, bill, standing committee, select committee, joint committee, conference committee, cabinet, judicial review, due proces



PROJECT #1 - DISCOVERY
Read your assigned portion of the US constitution
Create a presentation that describes the power or right being secured
be sure to cover what, if any, amendments have changed the law or how it has been intrepreted
for amendments be sure to give the year of ratification
you must have at least one image
Discuss if you agree or disagree with the law and what change you would make to it
propose one amendment to the US Constitution and give your reason for the change


PROJECT #2 - APPLICATION

LINK http://www.supremecourt.gov/

The U.S. Supreme Court has heard and ruled on many issues
Select a case the Court ruled on in 2008, 2009 or 2010.


Briefly describe the case.



What was the verdict/decision?



What was the vote in the decision?



Name the part of the Constitution that was involved in the case.



Do you agree or disagree with the Court's ruling? Support your opinion.