Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ukrainians shouldn't bear arms - discussion of the US Constitution

Joined today by Mike Martucci, an experienced English teacher, program administrator, and sports coach from California, participants of the American Club in Donetsk discussed the U.S. Constitution. 

Having learned about the separation of powers, checks and balances provided by the Constitution, as well as the first 10 ammendments known as the Bill of Rights, Ukrainian youth discussed topical issues related to the U.S. Constitution, including the right to bear arms (2nd Ammendment). Most voiced their opposition to the idea of a similar right for Ukrainian citizens.

Three members of the Club received authentic copies of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, as well as the Declaration of Independence - as prizes for their participation in AmClubs - Ukraine's campaign "Ask the Ambassador".

Michael Martucci just started his second year at the Donetsk National University as English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. His activities in Donetsk included the Spelling Bee competition @ and film club at DonNU.

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