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Editorial Board: Habeas Corpus
In this lesson, students review the history of habeas corpus, examine and discuss specific historical situations where habeas corpus has been suspended or curtailed, and respond to these situations as editorial writers.
Future of Race In America
Using a hypothetical case, students analyze historic affirmative action cases and write a feature article for a newspaper about affirmative action: past, present, and future.
Behind the Scenes: The Executive Response to 9/11
This lesson is a viewing guide to accompany the Peter Jennings Project program, Behind the Scenes: The Executive Response to 9/11, a program describing how the administration responded to the crisis as well as how it handled new demands on the Executive Branch.
Putting the 14th Amendment to the Test
This lesson is a viewing guide to accompany the program, Putting the Fourteenth Amendment to the Test. The program focuses on the issue of immigration reform and birthright citizenship with varying perspectives from Fellows of the Peter Jennings Project and several distinguished guests.
Read the key findings from the 2007 “Future of the First Amendment” follow-up survey.