Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Ensuring the Rule of Law

Factors for Ensuring the Rule of Law

University of Virginia Law Professor A.E. Dick Howard talked about the factors that allow for the rule of law to thrive in countries.

Description

University of Virginia Law Professor A.E. Dick Howard talked about the factors that allow for the rule of law to thrive in countries.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why is a well-written constitution important to the rule of law?
  • What are current issues relating free and fair elections in the United States that might negatively affect the rule of law?
  • How can independent judges benefit the rule of law? What historical example in the United States does Professor Howard use to support this?
  • What is meant by a constitutional culture? According to Professor Howard, how did the United States develop a constitutional culture prior to writing the Constitution?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Colonial Assembly
    • Constitution
    • Constitutional Democracy
    • Elections
    • Limited Government
    • Partisan Gerrymandering
    • Rule Of Law
    • Self-government

    Topics

    Comparative GovernmentConstitutional Foundation

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity