Enter the “Being an American” Essay Contest By December 15th


The “Being an American” essay contest is sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute. The Contest is open to students in grades 9-12. Five top prizes of $1,000 will be awarded as well as over $5,000 in other cash prizes. The essay submission deadline is December 15, 2011 at 11:59 PM (PST). Teacher submitters will receive $100 for each winning essay they submit.

The essay prompt is:

How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?

In an essay of no more than 1000 words, analyze and discuss:

• How one of the Founding principles established in the Constitution helps preserve liberty
• Why at least one Founder, as evidenced in a primary source document, believed your chosen principle was a safeguard to liberty
• Why your principle continues to be important today
• How you personally help preserve a culture that ensures the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America

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Posted by Maureen Sklaroff