gov bill of rights comic strip

Updated: 9/10/2020
gov bill of rights comic strip

Storyboard Text

  • The Bill of Rights was written by James Madison and ratified in 1791.
  • The Bill of Rights are natural rights given to the citizens of the United States. The Bill of Rights has 10 Amendments.
  • The 1st Amendment guarantees people the freedom of speech, assembly, press with limitations.
  • The 5th, 6th, and 7th Amendment discuss the rights to a fair trial and right to jury as well as a speedy trial and due process. The 8th prevents cruel/unusual punishments and excessive bail.
  • The 2nd Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, the 3rd gives the right to not quarter soldiers, and 4th protects illegal searches and seizures.
  • The 9th and 10th relate to how power lies within the people, and there are other rights not stated. The federal government only has powers expressed in the Constitution.