The Constitution is made up of 7 articles - or sections - and begins with an introduction called the Preamble.
Task #1: Watch the "Preamble" and complete the questions.
Task #2: Watch the Flocabulary video below and complete the vocabulary cards. When you finish the vocab, take a few minutes to study before you take the Quiz.
Task #3: Watch the video below and complete the questions; when you are finished continue to the work on the Bill of Rights below.
BILL OF RIGHTS
Here are the amendments in simple language:
Amendment 1: Congress can't make any law that:
Amendment 3: You don't have to let soldiers live in your house, except if there is a war, and even then Congress needs to pass a law and set the rules.
Amendment 4: Nobody can search your body, or your house, or your papers and things, unless they can prove to a judge that they have a good reason for the search.
Amendment 5: Except during times of war or if you are in the military:
Amendment 8: The government can't make you pay more than is reasonable in bail or in fines, and the government can't inflict cruel or unusual punishments (like torture) even if you are convicted of a crime.
Amendment 9: Just because these rights are listed in the Constitution doesn't mean that you don't have other rights too.
Amendment 10: Anything that the Constitution doesn't say that Congress can do, is left up to the states and to the people.
Amendment Language from ACLU Delaware.
separation of powers
Task #1: Watch the video below and answer the corresponding questions:
Task #3: Watch the series of videos below and complete the notes page on the three branches of government.