This activity is designed for a high school government class discussing the Judicial Branch and the U.S. justice system.
The U.S. Constitution states in the fifth as well as the fourteenth amendment that no American “shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law”.
Due process are the required steps or the ‘process’ that any U.S. government or law enforcement organization must take before it can convict, imprison, execute or confiscate someone’s property.
Students will examine some scenarios that may or may not contain violations of due process. If they feel due process has been violated they must clearly identify which rights have been abused and from amendments do these rights come.