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Bill of Rights and Amendments Presentation

Resources: The United States Constitution and the 27 amendments in Appendix A of Constitutional Law, and appropriate websites.

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide presentation using a presentation software of your choice, for example, Microsoft® PowerPoint® or Prezi.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • How and why do amendments become part of the Constitution?
  • What problems with the original document motivated the adoption of the Bill of Rights?
  • What have been the effects of the Bill of Rights?
  • What problems with the original document, or changes in society, led to later amendments?
  • Then, discuss one of the following: (1) Thirteenth through Fifteenth Amendments; OR (2) Seventeenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-Third, Twenty-Fourth, and Twenty-Sixth Amendments; OR (3)Twelfth, Twenty-Second, and Twenty-Fifth Amendments.
  • What have been the effects of these later amendments?

Include introduction and conclusion slides and speaker notes.

Cite at least three sources to support the content of your presentation.

Submit a Turnitin Report along with your paper. The Turnitin Report is located at the Center of Writing Excellence. 


Review the simulation “You are a Supreme Court Justice Deciding on a Free Speech Case.”

Read Appendix B: Briefing and Analyzing Cases in Constitutional Law.

Choose a U.S. Supreme Court case that covers the First Amendment (free speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition). Do not use any of the cases mentioned in the “You are a Supreme Court Justice” simulation.

Use the Supreme Court of the United States website ( to locate a case.

Follow the FIRAC model in Appendix B to brief the case.

Complete the FIRAC Worksheet provided

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