Since 9/11, the U.S. government has passed a variety of laws designed to protect the country against terrorists. In this assignment, you will consider how these laws, which are in place to protect U.S. citizens, affect the rights of those citizens.
Write a paper in which you complete the following:
- Select two Constitutional freedoms described in the Bill of Rights and explain how U.S. legal responses to terrorism have altered or otherwise affected each freedom.
- Summarize the recent decline in the U.S. crime rate. Explain how this decrease has affected law enforcement in the fight against terrorism.
- Consider what might happen if local crime rates were to increase rather than decrease. How would such an increase affect America’s ability to devote resources to fighting terrorism?