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Chapter Four: Further Explanations


Michael McConnell answers frequently asked questions about the Bill of Rights. How does the military draft fit in with the freedom of religion and the First Amendment? Would the Founders have considered the seizure of property reasonable? How does the First Amendment apply to social media?

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Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think is the most important amendment in the Bill of Rights? Why?
  2. Do you think the Bill of Rights is still effective? Why or why not?

Additional Resources: 

  • Read “The Legal Origins of American Exceptionalism,” by Michael McConnell. Available here.
  • Listen as Michael McConnell discusses “The Legal Origins of American Exceptionalism,” available here.