American history constitution

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American history constitution

  1. 1. American HistoryThe Constitution<br />http://www.usconstitution.net/constkidsK.html<br />
  2. 2. The law is the __________ that we live by. The Constitution is the highest _______. It belongs to the ___________. It belongs to all ___________________.<br />
  3. 3. The Constitution says how ________________. It creates the _____________. It creates the _____________. It creates the _______________.<br />
  4. 4. The Constitution lists some ____________. Rights are things that all people have just because they are alive. By listing the rights, they are made special. They are made safe. The Bill of Rights is a part of the _____________. <br />______________ lists many rights of the people.<br />
  5. 5. The Constitution was written in ____________. Yes, it is over ________ years old. <br />
  6. 6. In 1787, a group of men met to write the Constitution. They did not like the way the country was going. They fixed it by creating the Constitution. We call these men __________________.<br />
  7. 7. Some of the framers are very famous. ______________was a Framer. So was _________________.<br />
  8. 8. The Framers met during a hotsummer. They had a lot of arguments. In the end, they agreed to the words in the _____________. They knew they had to agree. If they did not agree, the fighting would keep going.<br />
  9. 9. After the Framers wrote the Constitution, they asked the ________ to approve it. It took some time, but all the states did approve it.<br />
  10. 10. Some people did not like the Constitution. Some were afraid because it did not do enough to ______________ of the people. It had no bill of rights.<br />
  11. 11. Promises were made to add a __________________ . After the Constitution passed, the Bill of Rights was added. The Bill of Rights is the first _____________________ to the Constitution.<br />
  12. 12. The Bill of Rights is very important. It protects important ideas. It protects your right to _____ what you want. It lets you _________ for yourself. It keeps the laws from being _________ . It gives rules for the __________.<br />
  13. 13. It lets you believe in ________ if you want. No one can tell you not to believe. It lets you gather with your ________ to talk. It makes sure you can read ____________ .<br />
  14. 14. The Bill of Rights also protects your ________ . It helps keep ________________ . Today, we are very happy the ___________________ was added to the Constitution.<br />
  15. 15. The Constitution is not perfect. When it was written, they knew that it would have to be improved. The Framers added a way to make changes. This is called “ __________".<br />
  16. 16. The Bill of Rights was actually added as a set of amendments. The Constitution has been changed _____ times since it was written. The amendments added things that the Framers didn't think of.<br />
  17. 17. One amendment says that all ________ can vote. Another says that all _______ can vote. One more says that the President can only be elected ________________ .<br />
  18. 18. The first amendments, the Bill of Rights, were added in ________. The last amendment was added in ________. Lots of people have ideas for new amendments. Adding an amendment is hard — it takes lots of agreement. Maybe you have a good idea for a change to the Constitution.<br />
  19. 19. The Constitution sets up the government. It is split into _____________ parts.<br />
  20. 20. One part is the ___________. The Congress makes ______. The people elect the members of _________.<br />
  21. 21. The next part is the ________. The President enforces the _________.<br />
  22. 22. The last part of the Constitution is the _____. The courts decide what ___________when there are questions.<br />
  23. 23. All of the parts of the Constitution have to ______. Just like the Framers agreed on the Constitution, the parts have to ________ on the laws.<br />
  24. 24. No part has too much _______. The power is _______. This helps protect the _______.<br />
  25. 25. http://www.congressforkids.net/Constitution_delegates.htmUse this site to write a summary about the constitution. Choices:*on loose leaf paper*type it on word*continuing on this slide show<br />
  26. 26. Games On The Constitution<br />http://www.constitutioncenter.org/BillOfRightsGame/<br />http://www.nccs.net/constitution/index.html<br />http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/games/index.html<br />

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