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Handout D: Newspaper Story Guideline

Directions: You are a reporter for the award-winning newspaper The Daily American. As the Supreme Court hears the case of the Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), you have been assigned to write a story about the Fourteenth Amendment because most readers don’t know that much about it. The story should answer the question: “What rights are protected by the Fourteenth Amendment?”

Headline – An attention-grabbing headline

Paragraph 1/Grabber – Explain what rights are protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.

Body – Explain the difference between enumerated and implied rights and give an example of each.

Conclusion – Explain how Fourteenth Amendment might be interpreted in the future.