Week 1 - Discussion 1
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to
respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the
depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon
above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Constitutional and Legal Underpinnings of Business Law
Review the Constitution in Appendix A and choose one of the following sections of the U.S.
Constitution or a specified amendment to use as the basis for your initial response:
Any of Congress’s enumerated powers under Article I, Section 8
Identify the section of the Constitution or its amendment that you have chosen. Discuss how this
section of the Constitution or its amendments both limit
protect business in general
Describe an example of how the section of the Constitution or its amendment that you have
chosen could be applied to your professional life (past, present, or future). In your example,
discuss whether the section of the Constitution you have chosen to address limits business or
Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts in a substantive
manner. Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a different
approach, providing your response is substantive:
Review the initial posts made by your peers, and note whether the responses relied upon a
different section of the Constitution or amendment than your response.
If your peer chose to focus on a different section of the Constitution or amendment than you did,
discuss how that section of the Constitution relates to any example of a business situation from
your professional life (past, present, or future).
If your peer chose to focus on the same section of the Constitution or amendment that you did,
then compare and contrast the different applications of that section of the amendment to your
respective examples from your own professional lives.
Suggest analytical differences that could lead to different outcomes. Point out ways in which the
Constitution or its amendments might limit or protect business that your peer did not already