The Constitution of the United States came about as a revolt against Absolutism. Our founding fathers used a thought process of logic they gained from the Enlightenment to form their opinions. We still live by those opinions today, yet we have to align them with an every changing world.
In this assignment, students use the PBS Documentary, United States of Secrets, to interpret the Constitution themselves. They dive deep into our founding document and decide if the actions our government has taken since 9/11 are Constitutional or non-Constitutional.