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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

The Bill of Rights

About the Bill of Rights
http://www.voteutah.org/learning/government/historical.html#bill
A good explanation of each of the rights spelled out in the Bill of Rights.

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 - Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/cc/67829.html

Match the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution to the rights of the citizens that they guarantee. Try to uncover matching pairs of cards.

Concentration - U.S. Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/cc/67717.html

Match a protected right with the appropriate amendment in the US Bill of Rights. Try to uncover matching pairs of cards.

Constitutional Freedoms
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/govciv/usgov2002/
quiz.shtml?BOOK=009&CHAPTER=13&TITLE=
Constitutional+Freedoms

Explore Constitutional rights and learn how these freedoms are protected by the Bill of Rights and the Amendments.

Flashcards - Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/jfc/142682.html

Match the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution to the rights of the citizens that they guarantee. 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.

Flashcards - Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/jfc/67829.html

Match the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution to the rights of the citizens that they guarantee. 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.

Freedom of the Press
http://college.cengage.com/polisci/ivers/const_law_vol_2/1e/assets/
students/ace/ popup-branded.html?folder_path=/polisci/ivers/const_
law_vol_2/1e/assets/students/ace&layer=act&src=workflow_05.xml
&w=790;h=560

Assess what you have learned about the first amendment and the freedom of the press by taking the practice test including specific questions and instant feedback. Click on "Chapter Five" to begin the fun!

Freedom of Religion
http://www.pbs.org/now/quiz/quiz2.html
Prayer in school, prayer before high school football games, and religion on the campaign trail -- what happened to the separation of church and state? Take the freedom of religion quiz and find out.

Matching - Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/mc/142682.html

Match the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution to the rights of the citizens that they guarantee.

Matching - Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/mc/67829.html

Match the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution to the rights of the citizens that they guarantee. Find the matching squares.

Matching - U.S. Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/mc/67717.html

Match a protected right with the appropriate amendment in the US Bill of Rights. Find the matching squares.

More About The Bill of Rights
http://www.congressforkids.net/games/billofrights/morebillofrights.htm
Print the matching quiz. Look at the bold words in the Amendments listed. Match each to a word or phrase in the list that has a similar meaning.

Quiz - Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/tq/126681.html

Answer questions about the first ten ammendments to the Constitution. Will help you learn about the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Reviews the first ten amendments.

Rock the Vote
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/lewis/rock/
WebQuest - Identify current issues connected to the Bill of Rights and produce a TV ad defending it.

The Bill of Rights Match Game
http://www.texaslre.org/BOR/billofrights.html
Choose a level to begin the game –– elementary or secondary!

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.

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In the 1833 landmark case of Barron v. Baltimore, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bill of Rights only applied to the federal government. If this had remained the law, most of the rights we now take for granted - such as freedom of speech, the right to know why you are being arrested, the right to a jury or freedom of religion - would not be enforceable at the state and local government level - where it arises most often today.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


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