Students formulate questions about and defend their analyses of tensions within our constitutional democracy and the importance of maintaining a balance between the following concepts: majority rule and individual rights; liberty and equality; state and national authority in a federal system; civil disobedience and the rule of law; freedom of the press and the right to a fair trial; the relationship of religion and government.

Rights Responsibilities Climate Change

How should individual rights and liberties be balanced with the common good in matters related to land as well as water, air, and other natural resources? Download Primary Source Set: Rights Responsibilities Climate Change

This set uses documents from the court case Juliana v. United States to examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the federal government during the era of climate change, with a comparison to a similar case in the Netherlands.