Essay Exam Option: Civil Liberties (Chapter 4) Objective: To sharpen our knowled
Essay Exam Option: Civil Liberties (Chapter 4)
Objective: To sharpen our knowledge of the fundamental rights enjoyed by Americans, and better our view of our own beliefs.
Instructions: Using narrative form, write an essay which describes your personal rankings for each of the below freedoms found in the Bill of Rights. In your own words, describe which of these freedoms you consider most important to you over the others? Explain why. Then provide one current example for each freedom by performing secondary internet research that illustrates each in action in contemporary America. Attach a list of links to the sources you used. And by all means have fun with it!
Speech: You are free to say almost anything except that which is obscene, slanders another person, or has a high probability of inciting others to take imminent lawless action.
Press: You are free to write or publish almost anything except that which is obscene, libels another person, seriously endangers military action or national security, or has a high probability of inciting others to take imminent lawless action.
Assembly: You are free to assemble, although government may regulate the time and place for reasons of public convenience and safety, provided such regulations are applied evenhandedly to all groups.
Religion: You are protected from having the religious beliefs of others imposed on you, and you are free to believe what you like.
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