Eminent Domain

Prediction

  1. What do you think eminent domain means?

  2. Use eminent domain in a sentence.

  3. Think of an example of eminent domain in current events:

  4. Find an image of eminent domain:

Fun Fact

Definition

The power of the government to take private property for public use; the U.S. Constitution gives national and state governments this power and requires them to provide just compensation for property so taken.

Sentence

Although the nation can exercised eminent domain and take a person's farmland to build an interstate highway, they still have to pay her fair value for her land.

Example

Should NC’s constitution limit eminent domain? House votes to back amendment

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Question(s)

  1. What are some reasons the government might use eminent domain to take property?

  2. What Amendment of the Constitution allows eminent domain?

  3. Do you think eminent domain is a good governmental power ? If you were to rewrite the U.S. Constitution would you repeal eminent domain?