Ratifying the Constitution


Chapter 10 Lesson 3

 When the Constitution was written, some people were not happy with it.

 The people that liked the stronger national government were called Federalists.

 The people that did not like the new government were called Anti-Federalists

 The Constitution would reduce the powers of the states

 The President may become a King

 Laws may be passed that were not good for one part of the country over another

 The Constitution did not truly protect the rights of men

 Thomas Jefferson said that the Constitution needed a bill that listed the rights given to men that no government on earth can take away.

 The first ten amendments, or changes to the

Constitution is called the Bill of Rights

 These are rights all American citizens are guaranteed

 The rights of an American are not restricted to only the rights listed in the 1 st ten


Americans have the freedom to:

 choose their own religion

 speak freely print opinions that are different from the government in the newspaper meet in groups complain about the government

Americans have the freedom to:

 own and use guns

Americans have the freedom to:

 keep soldiers out of their house, especially in peace time.

Americans have the freedom from:

 unfair searches and seizure of property

What is going on here?!

Americans cannot be:

 deprived of life, liberty or property without the decision of a court of law

Americans have the right to:

 a trial by a jury and a lawyer in criminal cases

Americans have the right to:

 a trial by jury in most civil cases

Americans have the freedom from:

 severe punishments and high bail for crimes

Declares the rights of Americans are not limited to this list.

States that the powers that are not given to the federal government go to the states or the people