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Bill of Rights Powerpoint

  1. 1. The Bill of Rights A Fifth Grade Study
  2. 2. What is the Constitution? <ul><li>The US Constitution is a document that contains the most important laws of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>The Constitution is the highest law in the land. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The American Government <ul><li>The American Government is broken into three pieces, or branches. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Executive Branch <ul><li>The President </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Judicial Branch <ul><li>The Supreme Court </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Legislative Branch <ul><li>Congress: The House Representatives and the Senate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Things change… <ul><li>The Constitution was written over 200 years ago! </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes the Constitution needs to be changed. </li></ul><ul><li>These changes are called “amendments.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Bill of Rights <ul><li>The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Bill of Rights protects citizens… <ul><li>Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom to Petition, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assembly, and many other basic rights. </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>http://www.georgewashington.si.edu/kids/portrait.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/photo1.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.americancongressfortruth.com/2005/contactcongress.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.drabant.dk/sommerspil_2005.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.backspace.com/notes/topic/posters/5 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sandomenico.org/page.cfm?p=430 </li></ul><ul><li>http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/constitution/index.html </li></ul>

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