With the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791, Americans were guaranteed specific rights and liberties that would protect their individualism and freedom and limit the power of government. The first 10 amendments outlined a collection of safeguards to ensure justice and liberty for every American citizen. The activities in this guide will allow a range of students to display their knowledge of what the Bill of Rights is and how it impacts their daily lives.
The Bill of Rights Vocabulary Lesson Plan & activities are perfect to introduce students to new and unfamiliar jargon!
My Ideas to change the Constitution
"You have the right to remain silent when questioned. Anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law."
An alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, or constitution.
Bill of Rights Vocabulary
The regular administration of the law, according to which, no citizen may be denied his or her legal rights and all laws must conform to fundamental, accepted, legal principles.
Reasonable grounds to believe, in a criminal case, that the accused committed the crime in question, or, in a civil case, that a claim exists. It is a lower standard than required to find a criminal defendant guilty, or to find in favor of a civil litigant.