Government 12.5

 

Choose ONE of the following assignments: Either Court Case Poster or Trial Analysis Worksheet.

 

a)   Court Case Poster: 12.5 Make a poster about ONE of the following court cases. You could also do a 25 slide powerpoint instead of a poster here. See teacher if you choose this.

  1. Marbury v. Madison
  2. McCulloch v. Maryland
  3. United States v. Nixon
  4. Plessy v. Ferguson
  5. Brown v. Board of Education
  6. Miranda v. Arizona
  7. Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
  8. Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena
  9. United States v. Virginia (VMI).

 

Explain the position of the plaintiff (the one who filed the case) in this court case. Complete explanation in 6 sentences.

 

3 facts, underlined.

Explain the position of the defendant (the one defending him/herself) in this case. Complete explanation, 6 sentences.

 

3 facts, underlined.

Explain the arguments and evidence that were used on each side of this issue in court. 3 sentences each side, 6 sentences total.

 

3 facts, underlined.

Explain either (1) how the court used the constitution to decide this case (give examples), or (2) how the decision of the court in this case has affected civil rights afterwards. Include at least 3 facts (names, dates, places, events). 5 sentences at least.

 

 

Explain the verdict of the trial and explain the reasons (historical, constitutional, political) why this verdict was reached. 6 sentences.

 

3 facts, underlined.

Draw and color a picture of the trial or of an event related to your court case.

 

 

 

b)     Trial Analysis Worksheet. Choose ONE of the following trials:

 

1)      Free speech and flag burning. US vs. Eichman, 1990

2)      Gun control and the states. Printz v. US, 1997

3)      Regulating religions. Watchtower Bible v. Village of Straton

4)      PCongress regulating discrimination. Heart of American Atlanta Motel v. US, 1964

5)      . Can some groupís freedoms be limited during war? Korematsu v. US, 1944

6)      Does a suspectís fleeing from police justify a stop and search? Illinois v. Wardlow, 200

7)      . May public universities consider race in admissions? Grutter v. Bollinger, etc, 2003

 

 

 

Use the internet for your research.

Write an explanation of the trial documents. Follow the outline below. Underline your facts. Each answer must contain 2-3 facts.

 

a) What was the trial about? (Complete explanation, 1 paragraph)

b) What evidenceand testimony (for and against) was presented in the trial? (At least 2 paragraphs, presenting evidence/testimony clearly)

c) What is your opinion of the evidence/testimony? (Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs)

d) What verdict was reached? Why was this verdict reached? What was the verdict based on? (1 paragraph)

e) Was this verdict just or unjust? Why or why not? (1 paragraph)

f) What lesson does this trial have for us today? (1 paragraph)

g) What impact on civil rights did this ruling have? (1 paragraph)

h) Include bibliography: use at least 3 web sites. Do not plagiarize. Use the bibliography format on my website.

 

 

Include Bibliography at the end. Write questions and answers.

 


 

 

 

Trial Examination Rubric

 

8)      Free speech and flag burning. US vs. Eichman, 1990

9)      Gun control and the states. Printz v. US, 1997

10)  Regulating religions. Watchtower Bible v. Village of Straton

11)  Congress regulating discrimination. Heart of American Atlanta Motel v. US, 1964

12)  Can some groupís freedoms be limited during war? Korematsu v. US, 1944

13)  Does a suspectís fleeing from police justify a stop and search? Illinois v. Wardlow, 200

14)  May public universities consider race in admissions? Grutter v. Bollinger, etc, 2003

 

Use the internet for your research.

Write an explanation of the trial documents. Follow the outline below.

 

a)      What was the trial about? (Complete explanation, 1 paragraph)

 

6 sentences

full explanation

Less than 6 sentences

Partial explanation

 

b)      What evidenceand testimony (for and against) was presented in the trial?

 

At least 2 paragraphs, presenting evidence/testimony clearly

6 sentences each paragraph

full explanation

Less than 6 sentences each paragraph

Partial explanation

 

 

c)      What is your opinion of the evidence/testimony?

 

Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs

6 sentences at least

full explanation

Less than 6 sentences

Partial explanation

 

 

d)     What verdict was reached? Why was this verdict reached? What was the verdict based on?

 

Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs

6 sentences

full explanation

Less than 6 sentences

Partial explanation

 

 

e)      Was this verdict just or unjust? Why or why not?

 

Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs

6 sentences

full explanation

Less than 6 sentences

Partial explanation

 

 

f)       What lesson does this trial have for us today?

 

Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs

6 sentences

full explanation

Less than 6 sentences

Partial explanation

 

 

g)      What impact on civil rights did this ruling have?

 

Give reasons: 1-2 paragraphs

6 sentences

full explanation

Less than 6 sentences

Partial explanation

 

 

h) Include bibliography: use at least 3 web sites. Do not plagiarize. Use the bibliography format that I gave you.

 

Correct format followed

Incorrect format