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Roots of Liberty National Essay Contest

February 16, 2016

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TAH.org is excited to support the Roots of Liberty National Essay Contest. This is an excellent opportunity for a high school teacher to sponsor an outstanding student essay. The contest question will address, The Powers Delegated to the Federal Government are Few and Defined: The Doctrine of Enumerated Power by Roger Pilon. The best essays will include references to this essay and the Federalist Papers. Find more essay criteria here.

Click here to watch a two minute video about this contest.

The Roots of Liberty National Essay Contest allows teachers to sponsor a student to build a thoughtful essay about the following 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?”

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The winning student essay will received a grand prize of $5,000, plus a trip to D.C. for 2. The teacher who sponsors the winning student will receive a prize of $1,000. Additional cash prizes are available. Find prize and rule details here. The essay contest deadline is Friday, April 15, 2016.

The Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers is a comprehensive curriculum, which addresses the challenges of teaching the Federalist Papers. To see what this curriculum includes click here.