Think about the many different ways Americans utilize code-switching in everyday speech and actions.
Here's a link to NPR's new "code-switch" blog, "How Code-Switching Explains The World" and watch below for the video from Key and Peele's:
ADVICE: don't simply decide to organize your paper according to the particular eras or cases you prefer. Instead, ask yourself, what is your personal standard on the limits of a particular civil liberty (or of multiple civil liberties) during wartime? Are you able to articulate that standard to another person? Try it before you commit to writing the entire paper.