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The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
The amendments!
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  • 1. The Amendments!
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 5 th Amendment
    • Protection against self – incrimination and double jeopardy.
    • Heard it in movies?
  • 5. 6 th Amendment
    • Right to a speedy trial, an attorney, and to confront witnesses.
  • 6. 12 th Amendment
    • Reformed the Electoral College as a method of electing the President.
      • What is the electoral college?
      • How does it work?
  • 7. 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?
  • 8. 18 th Amendment
    • National prohibition of liquor.
      • What does prohibition mean?
  • 9. 19 th Amendment
    • Voting rights for women.
      • What year was this added?
  • 10. 21 st Amendment
    • Repealed Prohibition of liquor.
      • Why go back and change it?
      • Why not just erase the 18 th amendment?
  • 11. 22 nd Amendment
    • Two elected term limit for the President.
      • Why?
      • Who served the longest?
      • It was tradition, but not law until this.
  • 12. 26 th Amendment
    • Set voting age at 18. Called the Vietnam War amendment.
      • Why change it from 21 to 18?
  • 13. Amend Ya’ Later!

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