Nalyze the implications of the 1st and 2nd Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Among the most controversial issues of our time are those rooted in the 1st and 2nd Amendments to the Constitution: the freedom of the press to protect their sources of information, the separation of church and state, and gun control.

Write an essay (maximum of three pages) that discusses the relationship between the 1st and 2nd Amendments and contemporary political issues. Be sure to address the following topics:
A. Explain the contents of the 1st and 2nd Amendments.
B. Using at least one specific illustration for each subject, explain current controversies relating to freedom of the press to protect sources of information, the separation of church and state, and gun control.
C. Analyze the two amendments as they relate to these contemporary issues.