Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment summary (and paraphrase)

Summarize (and paraphrase) the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment.

General Guidelines for Summarizing:

Use active verbs (do not use passive voice!); use strong and clear verbs.

Avoid weak “be” verbs.

Avoid wordy sentences.

Use complete sentences.

Avoid using integrated quotes (a few key integrated quotes might be inevitable).

Use strong signal phrases.

Paraphrase (put in your own words).

Skim for main points only.

Do not use the following phrases: mentions, talks about, in my opinion, in fact, in conclusion, on the other


Do not repeat.

Do not “introduce”.

Do not “lecture”.

Move fast.

Do not “respond” or evaluate.

Present fairly and clearly.

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