Thoroughly analyze and evaluate the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Identify 3 to 5 significant features it presents for former slaves in 1868.
How does the 14th Amendment revolutionize the status of African slaves?
What do you consider to be its most important meaning to our nation?
Would America be the same or radically different without the 14th Amendment?
Give 5 reasons why the 14th Amendment is critical to America’s future under the changing racial mixture or demographic referred to as “The Browning of America.”
Thoroughly evaluate the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Explain how the 10th Amendment’s power is derived.
Under the 10th Amendment, what are state’s rights? Why has America needed the federal government to temper the power of state’s rights?
Identify 3 current political issues that are utilizing state’s rights arguments as the basis for states in America to oppose and to limit the rights of particular people.
Give 3 reasons why the 10th Amendment will be at the center of tension between federal and state authorities under the changing racial dynamics called “The Browning of America.”
Please identify and articulate the legal tensions between the 10th and 14th Amendments.
Consider your prior analysis in questions I and II.
Be thoughtful. Consider class discussions. Read related materials so that you can answer the questions with competence, conviction and courage. Please be true to your own thoughts and interpretations. It is most important that your work reflects what you think.
All work should be completed and submitted in class on September 8, 2021. Please limit your comments to within 7 to 9 pages.