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  1. Do NOW Which of the ten amendments in the Bill of Rights do you believe to be the most important? -Take out Vocab Charts and Test Corrections -If you have memorized the Preamble, you may prove it after class

  2. Bill of Rights Quiz (This Thursday) • For a 2-match the Amendment Number to the right it protects • For a 4-tell me the right that each amendment protects

  3. Agenda • Do NOW • Bill of Rights notes • Bill of Rights CFU • Bill of Rights Handout • Brainpop • Current Events video • Discussion

  4. Objective: Identify and Describe the rights granted in the Bill of Rights, and explain its purpose. Guiding Question: What rights do we have as Americans and how can we stand up for them? The Bill of Rights

  5. 1st Amendment Freedoms of: religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. 80 Americans “occupy” Wall Street in NYC to protest businesses that mistreat workers (2011)

  6. 2nd Amendment The right to own a gun. The NRA argues that the 2nd amendment means gun use shouldn’t be regulated.

  7. Third Amendment Soldiers need permission to stay in your home. Because of our history with the British soldiers, Americans wanted to prevent this from happening.

  8. Fourth Amendment They can’t search you or your property without a warrant/ a reason.

  9. Fifth Amendment • Right to a fair trial and due process. • Can’t be tried for the same crime twice. • Right to remain silent.

  10. Sixth Amendment • Fast and public trial by jury • Right to a lawyer

  11. Seventh Amendment • Trial by jury (in civil cases)

  12. Eighth Amendment • Fair punishments that fit the crime. The U.S. is the only Western democracy to use death as a punishment.

  13. Ninth Amendment • This list of rights can’t be used to deny us other rights. The Original Bill of Rights

  14. Tenth Amendment • States’ have rights not specifically given to the Federal Government

  15. Bill of Rights Quiz practice • Quiz a partner on the Bill of Rights • Partner 1 asks: What right does the first amendment protect? • Partner 2 answers • Partner 2 answers • Partner 2 asks: What right does the second amendment protect?

  16. 14th Amendment • Right to vote no matter your race. The Reconstruction Amendments were added after the Civil War, in 1968

  17. 19th Amendment • Women can vote. Passed in 1920 after women, who called themselves “suffragettes” fought for their rights.

  18. What’s the point of the Bill of Rights? • To preserve individual liberties • “protect against a tyranny of the majority”

  19. Bill of Rights in Action { The 5th amendment prohibits against double jeopardy.} • Mr. Pan was tried and found “not guilty” for murder. A month after the trial ends, the prosecutor receives new evidence that he believes would most likely result in conviction. The prosecutor decides to retry Mr. Pan. Can the government do this? YES or NO? • Which amendment supports your answer?

  20. The Bill of Rights Review Bill oBill of Rights in Action { The 6th amendment provides the right to assistance of counsel in felony cases. The Bill of Rights apply to everyone who is in the U.S., citizen and non-citizen alike.} • Before being questioned by police for the felony offense of armed robbery, Canadian Ms. Ruidera states that because she is poor and cannot afford an attorney the government must provide her one. Police tell her she is not eligible for legal assistance because she is not a U.S. citizen. Can they do this? YES or NO? • Which amendment supports your answer?

  21. Bill of Rights in Action { Even though the 1st Amendment allows freedom of expression, a school is a protected environment and probably could move the posters if they cause a disruption.} • John is angry with his history teacher. He posts several signs around school declaring “Mr. Monroy misses the facts!” Will school authorities be able to remove the posters? YES or NO? • Which amendment supports your answer?

  22. Bill of Rights in Action { The Supreme Court has ruled that under the 1st Amendment if schools allow other groups to meet on campus, they must allow religious groups also to meet there.} Brittany and some of her high school friends want to hold a Bible study class after school like other groups do. The principal tells them they will not be able to meet on the school’s campus. Can the principal do that? YES or NO? • Which amendment supports your answer?

  23. Bill of Rights in Action { Soldiers are not to be kept in people’s homes without the consent of the owner because of the 3rd amendment.} • The National Guard is deployed to help with disaster relief in the area. The president declares that all troops will stay in the homes of the townspeople. Is the president’s actions constitutional? YES or NO? • Which amendment supports your answer?

  24. Bill of Rights in Action { The 8th amendment forbids excessive fines or bail.} • US park police ticket Savannah for littering in Yellowstone National Park. The judge sets the fine at $20,000. Can he/she do that? YES or NO? • Which amendment supports your answer?

  25. Bill of Rights in Action { Even though the 4th amendment prohibits unreasonable searches, the Supreme Court has allowed school searches based on probable cause or reasonable suspicion.} • A friend leaves drugs in Nick’s locker without Nick’s knowledge. Nick’s girlfriend Grace sees the drugs in Nick’s locker and decides to tell the principal. Can the principal search Nick’s locker? YES or NO? • Which amendment supports your answer?

  26. Without Guaranteed Rights… • Imagine what America would be like without the following rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. • Ex: Without the 3rd amendment, soldiers can stay in anyone’s home without permission. Aka soldiers in America become massive couch potatoes and remote hogs.

  27. Student Rights Discussion • Clearly there are some rights that are denied to students in a school setting. Removing yourself from the perspective as a student, should students have these rights? Why or why not? • Think about the negative consequences of giving students some of these rights

  28. PCoD The elephant and the donkey have come to represent the Republican and Democratic Party. What does the cartoonist suggest each party is doing to the Bill of Rights?