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 2.
Each team is presented with two options for this assignment. One option is a rather noncontroversial issue for the general public, while the second issue is a rather controversial issue. Work with your Learning Team to select one of the options. No matter which option you choose, your presentation and speaker notes must be based on constitutional and legal arguments and NOT on personal opinion. Remember to respect your classmates’ points of view.
· Team A:
o Option 1: Should the Constitution be amended to limit members of Congress to 12 years of total service?
o Option 2: Should the Constitution be amended to ban same-sex marriage? I pick this one
Create a 12- to 15-slide presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® or a presentation software of your choice. Include the following:
· Identify your team’s option for amending the Constitution.
· Provide a brief history of the topic.
· Discuss why your team thinks the topic needs to be a constitutional amendment.
Include introduction and conclusion slides.