Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: 2nd Amendment & Incorporation

Clip: Justice Samuel Alito Remarks

Clip: Justice Samuel Alito Remarks


Justice Samuel Alito on the incorporation of the Second Amendment through McDonald vs. Chicago.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Compare D.C. vs. Heller to McDonald vs. Chicago? How are they different? How are they similar?
  • Explain the theory of incorporation.
  • What constitutional language, derived from the 14th amendment, has been most often used to apply the Bill of Rights to the states?
  • What is the scholarly view of the Slaughterhouse cases from 1873?

Additional Resource



  • 14th Amendment
  • 2nd Amendment
  • Amicus Brief
  • Applicability
  • Bill Of Rights
  • Due Process
  • Mcdonald Vs. Chicago (2010)
  • Privileges Or Immunities Clause
  • Selective Incorporation
  • Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)
  • Washington Dc Vs. Heller (2008)


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