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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


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

The right of women to vote A. Why was the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution?
To protect personal liberties B. How many constitutional amendments make up the Bill of Rights?
Ten C. The Bill of Rights ________.
is as important as the Constitution D. Which freedom is NOT guaranteed in the Bill of Rights?
Fourth E. Which amendment in the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom from unreasonable search and seizure?


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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.

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