(Solution) Poli 330N Week 7 Discussion: Our Struggle for Freedom, Civil Liberties And Political Equality

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 15, 16
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1:The Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed almost a century ago and has still not been added to the United States Constitution. It is supposed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It was first introduced to Congress by Alice Paul, leader of women’s suffrage movement in 1923. Compare/contrast the Equal Rights Amendment with the Fourteenth Amendment. Did they deal with separate concepts? Explain your answer.
  • Option 2: The Bill of Rights is not only included with the United States Constitution but also state constitutions. All states have provisions in their constitutions that protect individual rights. Go online and look up your state constitution concerning amendments that are included in the Bill of Rights. How does your state constitution protect your individual rights?

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.


Option 2

In the current American constitutions, the first ten amendments centre on the bill of rights. The Bill of Rights guarantees the civil rights and freedoms of all Americans ranging from the freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and the right to protection (Greenberg, 2018). The Bill of Rights is not only included in the Constitution but also it is replicated in the constitutions of states. This is shown in the case example of the Illinois state constitution. The third section of the Illinois state Constitution also protects individual rights by dictating that there is religious freedom for all Americans. This is a protection of people’s right to choose to enjoy any religion and to partake in exercising any religion without being discriminated against. The Illinois State…Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $5