Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Roots of Liberty National Essay Contest

Roots of Liberty, an organization that promotes the study of the Federalist Papers, sponsors an essay competition for students.  Its prizes are generous: a total of over $15,000 to be shared among six students and six teachers.   The National Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., for two people.  The winner's teacher will also receive a cash prize of $1,000.

This year's essay question:
To what extent, if any, is the federal government restricted by the powers enumerated under Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States in the regulation of ONE of the following: voting rights, marijuana, or the environment?
Submissions will be accepted until 15 April 2016.  Winners will be announced two weeks later on 1 May.

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