ERIC Number: ED331739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
"To Secure the Blessings of Liberty": Rights and the Constitution. A Guide for Discussion of Constitutional Rights.
Hanson, Russell L.; Merriman, W. Richard, Jr.
Jefferson Meetings on the Constitution are designed to provide a forum in which citizens can make the Constitution more fully their own through discussion of its principles and the way these principles shape the operation of the U.S. system of government. This document is a guide designed to stimulate reasoned discussion of rights and the Constitution. The topic of individual rights is complex, and the guide takes note of this complexity by examining different kinds of rights: the rights of individuals accused of committing a crime, political rights, civil liberties, economic rights, and civil rights. Various Jefferson Meeting formats for a debate about rights using this guide are suggested. In addition to suggested questions to guide discussion on various types of rights, the complete text of the Bill of Rights and subsequent constitutional amendments concerned with rights are reprinted. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution