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Ratifying the Constitution Signing the Constitution Delegates to the Constitutional Convention The Work Begins Writing the Constitution The Great Compromise Bill of Rights Powers of the Federal Government The Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Amendments Women - The Right to Vote

Amendments

Celebrate the Constitution
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/constitution_day/
Do you know your rights? After starting the game, drag each statement that appears on your screen to the document where it belongs.  Place one correct statement in each of the four documents.  Get all four right and you’re a Constitution Whiz Kid!  If you don’t want to play, click on any of the links on the page to learn more about the Constitution.

Concentration - Amendments of the Constitution http://www.quia.com/cc/73685.html
Learn the 27 Constitutional Amendments! Try to uncover matching pairs of cards.

Flashcards - Amendments of the Constitution
http://www.quia.com/jfc/73685.html
Learn the 27 Constitutional Amendments! Click on the flashcard to flip it over. Press Other Side on Top to start showing the reverse sides of the flashcards first. Press Remove Card to remove the current card from the deck. Press Try Again Later to keep the current card in the deck and try it again later. Press Restart to put all the cards back in the deck.

Matching - Amendments of the Constitution
http://www.quia.com/mc/73685.html
Learn the 27 Constitutional Amendments! Find the matching squares.

Quiz - The Amendments
http://www.quia.com/tq/159304.html
For each description, write in the correct amendment number.

Rags to Riches - The Amendments
http://www.quia.com/rr/9218.html

Suffrage Movement and the Amendments

Suffrage Movement Multiple-choice Quiz #1 Suffrage Movement Multiple-choice Quiz #2 Suffrage Movement Multiple-choice Quiz #3

Multiple-choice Quizzes -- Test your knowledge about the suffrage movement era from 1848 to 1928 by clicking one of the three images above.

The U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game
http://rims.k12.ca.us/power_grab_game/
This activity will increase your knowledge of the Constitution and it's fundamental ideas: checks and balances, separation of powers, Bill of Rights and amendments. When finished you will be able to: identify the three branches of American government, describe the function of each branch of government, explain how the "checks and balances" system functions to protect the individual citizen from illegal power hungary politicians, describe how each branch of government is "separate" in its powers to the other branches of government, and explain how the amendments to the Constitution function today.

Word Search - Amendments of the Constitution http://www.quia.com/ws/73685.html
Learn the 27 Constitutional Amendments! Find the hidden words in the grid. The terms below the grid are clues to help you find the hidden words. Words can appear horizontally, vertically, or diagonally; forwards or backwards. Press Answers to see where all the terms are hidden.

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The Constitution was written before parties were a player in American politics. When John Adams was chosen for President in the 1796 election, the second-place candidate, Thomas Jefferson, became Vice President. Adams was a Federalist and Jefferson was a Democratic-Republican. The two clashed several times during Adams's presidency, though Adams's conflicts with Hamilton, a Federalist, too, probably caused Adams more concern.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
Word Spy


Projects You Can Do

Hold a town meeting to discuss the Edwardsville ordinance. Role-play residents for and against the ban, the American Civil Liberties Union, and members of the city council, business community, and "Edwardsville Beautification Society." Testify before the pretend city council on the pros and cons of keeping the law as it is. Those acting as city council members should question those testifying and then make a decision about the ordinance. Make signs supporting your decisions.

Form groups of four to five people. Draft a new law regulating signs that will further the interests of Edwardsville (for example, signs that protect the beauty of the community and maintain real estate values), and at the same time, insure First Amendment rights.

Compose a dissenting opinion.

Discuss reasons why commercial speech (such as advertisements) has been given less protection under the First Amendment than noncommercial speech (such as political or social signs).

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