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    The amendments! The amendments! Presentation Transcript

    • The Amendments!
    • The Bill of Rights
      • The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights because they deal with the rights of the people.
      • They were written in 1791.
    • Amendment #1
      • Gives us five personal freedoms.
        • Press- freedom of expression in writing.
        • Religion- freedom to practice any religion.
        • Assembly- freedom to peacefully assemble.
        • Petition- freedom to write to government.
        • Speech- freedom of speech and expression.
    • 5 th Amendment
      • Protection against self – incrimination and double jeopardy.
      • Heard it in movies?
    • 6 th Amendment
      • Right to a speedy trial, an attorney, and to confront witnesses.
    • 12 th Amendment
      • Reformed the Electoral College as a method of electing the President.
        • What is the electoral college?
        • How does it work?
    • Amendments 13,14,15 The Civil War Amendments
      • Prohibits slavery.
      • Made ex – slaves citizens.
      • Voting rights cannot be denied because of race.
      • Why are these three amendments seen as “steps” toward equality?
    • 18 th Amendment
      • National prohibition of liquor.
        • What does prohibition mean?
    • 19 th Amendment
      • Voting rights for women.
        • What year was this added?
    • 21 st Amendment
      • Repealed Prohibition of liquor.
        • Why go back and change it?
        • Why not just erase the 18 th amendment?
    • 22 nd Amendment
      • Two elected term limit for the President.
        • Why?
        • Who served the longest?
        • It was tradition, but not law until this.
    • 26 th Amendment
      • Set voting age at 18. Called the Vietnam War amendment.
        • Why change it from 21 to 18?
    • Amend Ya’ Later!