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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Crane Pols. 1101 Chapter 4: Civil Liberties Chapter 6: Public Opinion Please answer these questions in paragraph form and be prepared to discuss them in class. 1. In what way does the Bill of Rights reflect the time in which in was complied—the 1780s? What rights would be left out of any such document complied today? What rights would be added? 2. Explain how the Fourteenth Amendment and incorporation theory affected the Bill of Rights. The incorporation of the Bill of Rights (or incorporation for short) is the process by which American courts have applied portions of the U.S. Bill of Rights to the states . Prior to the 1890s, the Bill of Rights was held only to apply to the federal government . Under the incorporation doctrine, most provisions of the Bill of Rights now also apply to the state and local governments, by virtue of the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution . Prior to the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment and the development of the incorporation doctrine, in 1833 the Supreme Court held in Barron v. Baltimore that the Bill of Rights applied only to the federal, but not any state governments. Even years after the ratification of the Fourteenth only to the federal, but not any state governments....
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- Spring '08
- Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Second Amendment, United States Supreme Court