IN Set up. Page 21—Leave blank and label it Amendment Process Pages 22-24—Tear apart the activity that you just did and glue onto these pages Page 25—Staple the notes packet . Let Freedom Ring. The Constitution is flexible and can change with the times through amendments.
The Constitution is flexible and can change with the times through amendments
Article V of the Constitution describes the process of amendments
The founding fathers made this process a difficult one
HERE IT IS
2/3 of the
House & Senate
Approval in 3/4 of
state legislatures or
request of 2/3 of the
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are the Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights protect individual liberties
SO WHAT ARE THEY?????
Stop the War!
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom to Petition
Dear Mr. President,
The Right to Bear Arms
No quartering (lodging) soldiers in private houses
I hear you
you can’t come
in without a
No unreasonable searches and seizures
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
You have the right to an attorney …
Right to a Speedy Trial
Right to a trial by jury
Confess or I’ll
beat it out of you!
No cruel and unusual punishment
We have other rights too!
Powers Reserved to the People
The states have
There are 27 total amendments to the Constitution
13-15 gave rights to the freed slaves
19 gave women the right to vote
26 changed the voting age from 21 to 18 years