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Kentucky American Legion



Oratorical Topics

Assigned Topics for 2018 Oratorical Contest

Amendment 2

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment 3

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment 15

Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Article 2 Section 4

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.



Each District winner participating in the Area Contest receives a $500 cash scholarship and a bronze medal. 
Awards for Area winners participating in the Department finals are:
1st Place - $2000 cash scholarship, a gold medal and a trophy;
2nd Place - $1500 cash scholarship and a silver medal and
3rd Place - $1000 cash scholarship and a bronze medal.
The State Winner qualifies for the first round of the National Contest held at the Wyndham Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, IN. 
Each State Winner who competes in the 1st Round of the National Contest will receive a $1,500 Scholarship. 
Participants in the 2nd Round who do not advance to the Finals will receive an additional $1,500 Scholarship. 
National scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the Final Round of the National contest as follows:
1st Place - $18,000,
2nd Place - $16,000 and
3rd Place - $14,000.   

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