Interpreting Amendments to the Constitution (1st and 14th)
Please pick one quote to address and then answer the following questions in a cohesive essay.
Paragraph 1: What does this quote mean? ( 5- 6 sentences)_
- BASICALLY= WHATS THIS ABOUT- ( If I never read the quote, what could you tell me about it)
- Break each phrase down if you need to.
Paragraph 2: How does it relate to the either the 1st Amendment or 14th Amendment ( 5-6 sentences)
-start by telling me what the amendment guarantees.
-Then tell me how it relates to either the Skokie trial or to Gay Marriage.
Paragraph 3: Give me your opinion on the issue ( 6-8 sentences)
Support it with at least 2 valid reasons.
Choose your quote:
“By prohibiting gays to wed, the government is not merely discriminating against them on a cultural level. Rather, they argue, the United States has no less than 1,100 federal laws in which marital status is a factor. By denying gays the ability to legally marry, they argue, the government denies them many of the rights and benefits associated with marriage. “– Gay/ Lesbian Activist
"It is better to allow those who preach racial hatred to expend their venom in rhetoric rather than to be panicked into embarking on the dangerous course of permitting the government to decide what its citizens may say and hear .... The ability of American society to tolerate the advocacy of even hateful doctrines ... is perhaps the best protection we have against the establishment of any Nazi-type regime in this country." – Federal Judge Bernard striking down an ordinance.
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