For the next two minutes you are to be answering the following question… You will need to write the entire time… Why should we study the Constitution? Do not just tell me “Because it is an important document.” or “Because we have to.” Turn to your neighbor and share what you wrote down. I will be asking you to tell me what your partner shared with you. Write down your homework Congress shall make no law restricting an establishment of religion Abridging the freedom of speech or press The right of the people to assemble Petition the government The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed Quartering soldiers in any house without the consent of the owner Unreasonable search and seizure No warrant shall be issued without probable cause Must be indicted by a grand jury Double jeopardy Self-incrimination Nor be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law Right to a speedy and pubic trial by impartial jury Right to an attorney Right to a trial by jury Excessive bail shall not be required No cruel and unusual punishment The rights listed in the Constitution are not all the rights guaranteed the people Any power not listed in the Constitution to the Federal Government are reserved to the states and the people A person from one state can sue another in a different state The procedure for electing the President and VicePresident by the electoral collage Abolished slavery in the United states People have rights on the federal and state levels Ensured voting rights regardless of race This amendment did not address gender The United States government can collect income taxes Senators are chosen by the people of the state not by the legislature Only amendment repealed Prohibited the sale and manufacture of alcohol Gave women the right to vote Starts new date for the start of the Presidential and Congressional terms Repealed the 18th amendment Established the number of times a President could be elected Two- Four year terms Gave Washington DC three electors in Presidential elections No tax could be charged to vote for any federal office Rules for when the President becomes unable to perform his duties Gave 18 year olds the right to vote Any law that increases the pay of legislators may not take effect until after an election GO to http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/stud ent-resources/play-games/life-without-thebill-of-rights/ and experience what life would be like with out the Bill of Rights. Mr. Toth and I will count you off into groups of three. As a group, you will create your own version of the Bill of Rights(first 10 amendments). All amendments must be school appropriate. All members of the group must agree on all amendments that are written. This will be collected for a grade. If you finish, go to http://theconstitutionquiz.org/ to take a practice test about the Constitution.