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Kentucky American Legion

AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY

 
 

Oratorical Topics

Assigned Topics for 2017 Oratorical Contest

Amendment 7

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment 10

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Amendment 16

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

Amendment 17

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

 

 

 
 
ORATORICAL AWARDS
 
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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