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Bill of Rights in the News
The Bill of Rights in the News Constitution Courier focuses on issues making headlines that directly relate to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. With current online news articles, discussion questions, and related links and resources, Bill of Rights in the News is a valuable teaching asset for government, history, or civics teachers. View past lessons.
Learn More about Immigration and the Constitution eLesson
The United States of America is a nation of immigrants. From its colonial origins to the present day there has been a steady stream of would-be Americans; however, the laws pertaining to immigrants have changed and evolved over time. This lesson will look at previous immigration laws, and highlight the constitutional issues that have arisen out of immigration policy. Download the complete lesson here.
- Gouverneur Morris
- Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
- Unlocking Your Cell Phone: Property Rights in the Digital Age
- Gun Rights in the 21st Century
- Search for the Fourth Amendment
- State Ballot Initiatives
- Discussing Controversial Topics – The Second Amendment
- Supreme Court Wrap-Up
- Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine
- Religious Freedom and the Affordable Care Act
- Occupy Protests and the Bill of Rights
- The Stolen Valor Act and False Speech
- Free Speech versus Privacy: Snyder v. Phelps (2011)
- The Healthcare Act, Federalism, and the Commerce Clause
- The Bill of Rights and the Tragedy of the Arizona Shooting
- WikiLeaks: Should Assange be charged under the Espionage Act?
- How do we know if it’s a First Amendment issue?
- Arizona Immigration Law
- Healthcare and the Bill of Rights
- Commemorating 9/11 and America’s Civic Values
- Justice Thomas on National Identity
- Hurricane Katrina and the Bill of Rights