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ENGWR 300 (Imagine)

ENGWR 300 (Imagine)


Research Paper: Guidelines

Thesis question: Should the ACLU continue to defend the free speech rights of white supremacists?

Pages 1-2: Historical context: Answering the who, what, where, when type of questions about the ACLU.

Pages 3-4: Examine the 1st Amendment and provide examples of hate groups in freedom of speech cases, justification and outcomes, perhaps comparing/contrasting to other 1st Amendment cases.

Pages 5-6: Analysis of why the ACLU continues to support these groups, changes they've made to their stance on the issue (like the recent change not to defend armed hate groups), and how they use the 1st Amendment in their defense strategies.

Pages 7-8: Argue your position on the research question with lots of "should" statements.

Source Requirements

6 sources* from the library databases - minimum 

2 sources from peer reviewed item  - "A" papers 

1 source from peer reviewed item - "Complete" papers

10-12 sources max

*you may include documentaries and podcasts

Keywords & Topics

Try some of the following search terms to find more information for your research topic:

First Amendment ACLU Nazi*
1st Amendment American Civil Liberties Union Neo-Nazi*
Free Speech National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie  White Supremacy or Supremacists
Freedom of Speech  Charlottesville Protest  Alt Right

* try adding an asterisk at the end of a possible root work. For example, Nazi* will search for Nazi, Nazis, Nazism, and Naziploitation.