The Bill of Rights
Interview three or four friends (not in this class) and ask them to name 7 of the 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights. Tally the results and then answer the following questions:
a. Did they seem to have a fairly complete understanding of the Bill of Rights? Why or why not?
b. Were you surprised by the results? Why or why not?
c. What do your survey results say about the average American’s understanding of the Bill of Rights? How can this affect people when they are unexpectedly caught up in the criminal justice system?