The Constitution is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government
with the States, citizens, and all people within the United States. The Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times, the last occurring
To assist in better understanding the Constitution, please answer the following question: Of the Constitutional amendments we are
addressing in this class (Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth), which one is most important? Why? There is obviously no wrong answer, so your analysis in support of the amendment you choose is key.
Why is this weeks discussion so important? Sadly, a high percentage of Americans do not know basic information about the Constitution.
Here are some examples:
“What is the supreme law of the land?” Seventy-percent of the 1,000 citizens polled by Newsweek could not answer the Constitution.
Sixty-one percent didn’t know that the length of a U.S. senator’s term is six years, 63 percent couldn’t name the number of Supreme Court
justices on the bench (nine), and 86 percent didn’t know that 435 members fill the U.S. House of Representatives.
And finally, fifty percent could not name an amendment to the Constitution, and twenty percent said the Constitution has never been