The Constitution and the Bill of Rights

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights


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The Constitution and the Bill of Rights presents the foundation documents for the United States government, as told through the original documents and words of the framers. This volume includes background material, summaries of the important Articles and Amendments, vocabulary, activities, and comparison with the Iroquois Constitution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932663112
Publisher: History Compass, LLC
Publication date: 12/01/2006
Series: History Compass Series
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

About the Series: Reading the Historical Documents 4

Introduction: The U.S. Constitution 5

Chapter 1 The First Congress and Constitution 6

The Articles of Confederation 6

The Article and Powers of Congress 10

Problems Arise 10

Rebellion! 10

The Annapolis Convention 12

Chapter 2 The Constitutional Convention 13

The Virginia Plan 15

Problems and Discussions 16

Debate and Acceptance 18

Franklin's Speech 19

Ratification 21

Chapter 3 The Constitution of the United States of America 22

Preamble 22

Article I 22

Article II 29

Article III 32

Summaries of Articles IV, V, VI and VII 32

Chapter 4 Protecting Individual Rights 34

Thomas Jefferson's Opinion 34

Alexander Hamilton Disagrees 35

The Idea of a Bill of Rights 36

Amending the Constitution 37

Chapter 5 The United States Bill of Rights 37

The First Amendment 37

The Second Amendment 38

The Third Amendment 38

The Fourth Amendment 38

The Fifth Amendment 39

The Sixth Amendment 39

The Seventh Amendment 40

The Eighth Amendment 40

The Ninth Amendment 40

The Tenth Amendment 41

Chapter 6 The Civil War Amendments 42

The Thirteenth Amendment 42

The Fourteenth Amendment 43

The Fifteenth Amendment 44

Chapter 7 Voting Rights for Women 46

The Nineteenth Amendment 46

Chapter 8 Other Amendments to the Constitution 47

Afterword 49

Research Activities/Things to Do 50

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