The Columbia Public Library is currently hosting a display commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. This exhibit is made possible through a partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and the National Archives.
Civil disobedience is the act of opposing a law one considers unjust and peacefully disobeying it while accepting the consequences. Does peaceful resistance to laws positively or negatively impact a free society? In your answer, incorporate the principles and specific examples (including current events) that support your conclusion.
Contest participants must be between ages 14-19 and in grades 8-12.The deadline to submit your essay is February 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT.