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HIS 301 Week 1 Influences on the Constitution Table

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Influences on the Constitution Table. Write at least two sentences (45 words) for each response.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Influences on the Constitution Table


Complete each section below. Include citations for your sources.






























































































































































What was its influence on the Constitution?
Magna Carta
Mayflower Compact
Articles of Confederation
Declaration of Independence
Who was this?
How did his writings influence the Constitution?
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Selected patriots
Who was this?
What were his views on governmental structure?
Benjamin Franklin
Alexander Hamilton
Patrick Henry
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
John Adams


Discussion Question:

Write two paragraphs that address the following question.  Be sure to write in complete sentences and use proper grammar and style.  Each paragraph should be at least 100 words each.

Compare and contrast how the Federalists and anti-Federalists thought about the issue of federalism.  Why did one group advocate for a strong federal government, and why did the other group insist on powerful state governments?





HIS 301 Week 2 Branches of Government Paper

Resources: Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution located in Appendix A of Constitutional Law

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word essay that addresses the following:




Identify the separation of powers between the three branches of government. Discuss how each branch checks and balances the other branches.


Select a current event or issue from the past five years. Possible areas include: health care reform, presidential appointments, and national security, for example.


Discuss how the separation of powers and checks and balances affect this issue.


Cite at least four references to support the content of your paper.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





HIS 301 Week 3 Bill of Rights and Amendments Presentation

Resources: The United States Constitution and the 27 amendments in Appendix A of Constitutional Law and appropriate websites

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint®.

Include the following in your presentation:




How and why do amendments become part of the Constitution?


What problems with the original document motivated the adoption of the Bill of Rights?


What have been the effects of the Bill of Rights?


What problems with the original document, or changes in society, led to later amendments?


Choose one of the following groups to discuss:




Thirteenth through Fifteenth Amendments


Seventeenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-Third, Twenty-Fourth, and Twenty-Sixth Amendments


Twelfth, Twenty-Second, and Twenty-Fifth Amendments


What have been the effects of these later amendments?


Include introduction and conclusion slides and speaker notes.

Cite at least three sources to support the content of your presentation.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





HIS 301 Week 3 You are a Mayor Simulation and Memo

Complete the simulation “You are a Mayor and Need to Make a Civil Rights Decision.”

Write a 350-word memo to your staff detailing the civil rights decision you made and explaining why you made it.  Your memo should focus on ONE of the scenarios presented (youth curfews, minority hiring, HIV positive employees, etc.), and you should explain to your staff how your actions ensure that your company is in compliance with all civil rights laws.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





HIS 301 Week 4 FIRAC Worksheet

Review the simulation “You are a Supreme Court Justice Deciding on a Free Speech Case.”

Read Appendix B: Briefing and Analyzing Cases in Constitutional Law.

Choose a U.S. Supreme Court case that covers the First Amendment (free speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition). Do not use any of the cases mentioned in the “You are a Supreme Court Justice” simulation.

Use the Supreme Court of the United States website (www.supremecourt.gov) to locate a case.

Or choose one of the following:

Schenck v. United States (1919)

Cox v. New Hampshire (1941)

United States v. O’Brien (1968)

New York Times v. United States (1971)

Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. (1974)

United States v. Lee (1982)

New York v. Ferber (1982)

Bethel School District v. Fraser (1986)

Hustler Magazine, Inc v. Falwell (1988)

Frisby v. Schultz (1988)

Follow the FIRAC model in Appendix B to brief the case.

Complete the FIRAC Worksheet provided.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





HIS 301 Week 5 U.S. Constitutional Amendment Proposal Presentation

Resource: University of Phoenix Material: U.S. Constitutional Amendment Proposal Presentation.

Complete your U.S. Constitutional Amendment Proposal Presentation, with speaker notes.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

U.S. Constitutional Amendment Proposal Presentation

Constitutional amendments exist to correct a perceived problem with the existing document. In previous weeks, you examined the 27 amendments. For this assignment, each team must consider a possible proposed constitutional amendment. If the team wants to write about something other than the assigned topic, the team must obtain the facilitator’s approval by Week Two.





Team A:


Should the Constitution be amended to limit representatives, senators, and members of the judiciary to 12 years of total service?




Team B:


Should the Constitution be amended to give voters the right to recall an officer in the legislative branch, executive branch, or judicial branch, before the officer’s term expires?




Team C:


Should the Constitution be amended to give voters the power to enact or reject laws by ballot initiative, as a direct method in addition to the legislative authority of Congress?




Team D:


Should the Constitution be amended to give the president a line-item veto—instead of being required either to sign an entire bill—or veto the entire bill?




Team E:


Should the Constitution be amended to regulate the proportion of representatives so that each would represent no more than 50,000 citizens?

Create a 12- to 15-slide presentation with speaker notes using Microsoft® PowerPoint®. Include the following:




Identify your team’s topic for amending the Constitution by explaining how it would change the current system.


Provide a brief history of the topic.


Discuss the pros and cons of the proposal.


Discuss why your team thinks the topic should or should not be a constitutional amendment.


Include introduction and conclusion slides.

Reference slides do not count toward the total number of slides.



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