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Transformations of America. By: Eric Jonas. United States Amendments. Understand the core ideals of… American Society U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights U.S. Amendments. Objectives. Fast Facts. Oldest Amendment(s) : 1 st -10 th were approved on December 15, 1791

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Understand the core ideals of…

  • American Society
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Bill of Rights
  • U.S. Amendments
fast facts
Fast Facts

Oldest Amendment(s) : 1st -10th were approved on December 15, 1791

Newest Amendment : 27th was approved May 7, 1992

Total Amendments : 27


Can you name these Amendments?

  • 1st
  • 5th
  • 22nd

Freedom of speech

Right to due process

Presidential term length


What Amendments effect your daily life?

19th – Woman’s sufferage

26th – Voting age to 18

1st – Freedom of speech

quick quiz
How many Amendments are there?

What year was the 1st Amendment enacted?

Name one amendment and its purpose.

Quick Quiz
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Fast Facts

Adopted September 17, 1787

First 10 Amendments are called the Bill of Rights

Currently the shortest and oldest constitution still in use today

what does the constitution do

Defines 3 branches of government

  • Outlines powers and duties of each branch
  • Explains rights to each individual
What Does the Constitution Do?
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When was the Constitution adopted?

What is one way the Constitution helps us in every day life?

Quick Quiz

Fast Facts

  • Ratified on July 4, 1776
  • Written by Thomas Jefferson
  • 56 Delegates signed the Declaration of Independence
what does the declaration of independence do

Gave the U.S. its independence from the British

  • Allowed the U.S. to create its own government
  • Developed our core ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What does the Declaration of Independence do?
assignment of the day

In 8 or more complete sentences, explain how each of the three discussed documents effect daily life in the United States.

Assignment of the day!