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The amendments!

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The amendments!

  1. 1. The Amendments!
  2. 2. The Bill of Rights <ul><li>The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights because they deal with the rights of the people. </li></ul><ul><li>They were written in 1791. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Amendment #1 <ul><li>Gives us five personal freedoms. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Press- freedom of expression in writing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religion- freedom to practice any religion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assembly- freedom to peacefully assemble. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petition- freedom to write to government. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech- freedom of speech and expression. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 5 th Amendment <ul><li>Protection against self – incrimination and double jeopardy. </li></ul><ul><li>Heard it in movies? </li></ul>
  5. 5. 6 th Amendment <ul><li>Right to a speedy trial, an attorney, and to confront witnesses. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 12 th Amendment <ul><li>Reformed the Electoral College as a method of electing the President. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the electoral college? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Amendments 13,14,15 The Civil War Amendments <ul><li>Prohibits slavery. </li></ul><ul><li>Made ex – slaves citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Voting rights cannot be denied because of race. </li></ul><ul><li>Why are these three amendments seen as “steps” toward equality? </li></ul>
  8. 8. 18 th Amendment <ul><li>National prohibition of liquor. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does prohibition mean? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 19 th Amendment <ul><li>Voting rights for women. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What year was this added? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 21 st Amendment <ul><li>Repealed Prohibition of liquor. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why go back and change it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why not just erase the 18 th amendment? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 22 nd Amendment <ul><li>Two elected term limit for the President. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who served the longest? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was tradition, but not law until this. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 26 th Amendment <ul><li>Set voting age at 18. Called the Vietnam War amendment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why change it from 21 to 18? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Amend Ya’ Later!

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