Seller of this product is the nephew of same-sex marriage Supreme Court plaintiff Jim Obergefell. This product tracks my Uncle in his courageous fight for civil rights for same sex couples against the U.S. government but focuses on informing students of all the aspects of the U.S. Constitution and different levels of government. Make learning about the Constitution, Branches of Government, and Federalism fun and relevant to students with this current and controversial topic. The product is designed to teach students about: the struggle between federal and state government, the struggle between the 3 branches of government, the struggle in the interpretation of the Constitution and history of the marriage equality. Use this as an introduction or conclusion to your units on the Constitution, Federalism (States Rights), the three Branches of government, Supreme Court and more. This PowerPoint highlights our government's effect on the civil rights and the Supreme Court's interpretation of the rights guaranteed in the 5th and 14th Amendments of our Constitution. You have the opportunity to view the pictures I took at the Oral arguments and videos that compliment the product.
Defense of Marriage Act
Religious Freedom Laws
Political Parties Ideology
Supreme Court Justices & Influence
Supreme Court Constitutional roles
1st Amendment, 5th Amendment, 10th Amendment, 14th Amendment
Briefs, Opinions, Oral Arguments
Past Cases: Loving vs. Virginia and U.S. vs. Windsor
Seller's Pictures from Oral Arguments rallies in D.C.
Youtube videos that are relevant to the topic
Color coded Notes for ease of Note taking
Make sure to download Gay Marriage: The Long Road to Marriage Equality Note Sheet that allows for ease in note-taking for students. The product is color coded for the note sheet and students will simply fill-in the blanks.