WINNING SCHOLARSHIP ESSAYS

2018 Essay Topic

 

Discuss a Supreme Court Decision that had a major impact on America. 

 

What was the case about?  Why did this decision have a major effect?  Discuss the arguments for and against the decision.  What changes did this decision bring to the country?  Is the case still relevant today and why?

2019 Essay Topic

 

Since the Bill of Rights was enacted, there have been 15 amendments to the US Constitution if the two amendments regarding Prohibition are not considered.  Review these 15 amendments and present an argument regarding one of the amendments you believe should be eliminated or amended.

 

Discuss:

  • How and why did the amendment originally come about?

  • What were the arguments for and against the amendment? 

  • Has anything has changed since the amendment was enacted that makes the amendment less relevant or in need of being amended?

 

Provide your conclusions on why the amendment should be eliminated or amended.

Applications for the University of US program are available to all high school students in May of each year at the front office of Nassau County high schools, or by contacting UniversityofUS2020@gmail.com
 

ESSAY COMMITTEE

Christina Bryan, Retired Business Owner
Honorable Jim Daniel, Circuit Judge Nassau County
Heidi Cook, Retired Teacher
Honorable Robert M. Foster, Retired Judge Nassau County
James Flynn, Retired Business Executive

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