Assignment: #1 a short paper comparing and contrasting the Bill of Rights found the United States Constitution (Amendments I-X) to the Bill of Rights in the Republic of South Africa’s Constitution.
Length: 500 words-approximately 2 pages (double-spaced in either Times New Roman 14-point font or Courier New 12-point font.)
Description: The purpose of this assignment is to examine the United States Bill of Rights in comparison to the more recently enacted South African Bill of Rights. Your research plan should consider the historical context in which both documents emerged with the objective of a better understanding of the United States Bill of Rights in both a historical context and its modern development.
In writing this assignment, you should consider: 1) what features of South Africa’s Bill of Rights do you find compelling? and 2) would you recommend any changes to the United States Bill of Rights based on your review of South Africa’s Bill of Rights?
HYPERLINK "http://www.southafrica.info/about/democracy/constitution.htm" \l ".VfAt7hHBwXA" Gateway to South African Constitution
HYPERLINK "http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/ms/southafrica/political/constitution/billofrights/" BBC Analysis
HYPERLINK "http://www.southafrica.info/about/democracy/constitution.htm" The Constitution of South Africa
HYPERLINK "http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html" United States Constitution