Amendments; AMERICAN STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT FALL 2018.
Description POS 2112: AMERICAN STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT FALL 2018 This paper requires you to compare the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution (i.e., the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution) to the bill of rights in your state Constitution (for example, the Florida State Constitution, for students who originate from Florida or who call Florida their home state. Students who originate from other U.S. states should use their state’s Constitution. Students from abroad (or international countries) can use their countries’ Constitutions; however, if they do not contain articles similar in nature to the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution, then such students must use the U.S Constitution. (You should refer to the part or section of Chapter 2 of the textbook that features a discussion on this theme, Section 2.2, page 32). The (a) part of the assignment requires you to simply enumerate the Amendment articles in the U.S. Constitution and similar articles in your own state’s Constitution. The (b) part requires you to address the following question: Does your state constitution extend the rights and liberties of citizens beyond those provided in the national Constitution? If so, identify and briefly discuss 3 ways that your state Constitution has extended citizens’ rights beyond the U.S. Constitution. If not, say so and identify and discuss briefly 3 similarities between the U.S. Constitution and your state Constitution. This assignment is worth 15% of the course grade. Length: no more than 4 double-spaced type-written pages. Due: Tuesday, November 20, 2018.