Ch 2 - The Bill of Rights

Our rights and understanding the establishment of our rights

Explain What happened and why these events were significant during the Civil Rights Movement.

These moments in history have changed our nation as we know it today. Use the internet to do your research on 3 of these events that took place. Record your findings on a google Doc. Title the doc The Civil Events: Pick 3, and make sure to reference your source where you found your answers.

- Montgomery Bus Boycott

- Greensboro Sit-ins

- Little Rock Nine

- Bloody Sunday, Selma

- Children's Crusade, Birmingham

- Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington

- Signing of the Civil Rights Acts

Our US Constitution

Review our US constitution with this small read. Understand the History of our Constitution.


Quick Sheet for Amendments

Amendment I [Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition (1791)]

Amendment II [Right to Bear Arms (1791)]

Amendment III [Quartering of Troops (1791)]

Amendment IV [Search and Seizure (1791)]

Amendment V [Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, Due Process (1791)]

Amendment VI [Criminal Prosecutions - Jury Trial, Right to Confront and to Counsel (1791)]

Amendment VII [Common Law Suits - Jury Trial (1791)]

Amendment VIII [Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment (1791)]

Amendment IX [Non-Enumerated Rights (1791)]

Amendment X [Rights Reserved to States (1791)]

Amendment XI [Suits Against a State (1795)]

Amendment XII [Election of President and Vice-President (1804)]

Amendment XIII [Abolition of Slavery (1865)]

Amendment XIV [Privileges and Immunities, Due Process, Equal Protection, Apportionment of Representatives, Civil War Disqualification and Debt (1868)]

Amendment XV [Rights Not to Be Denied on Account of Race (1870)]

Amendment XVI [Income Tax (1913)]

Amendment XVII [Election of Senators (1913)

Amendment XVIII [Prohibition (1919)]

Amendment XIX [Women's Right to Vote (1920)

Amendment XX [Presidential Term and Succession (1933)]

Amendment XXI [Repeal of Prohibition (1933)]

Amendment XXII [Two Term Limit on President (1951)]

Amendment XXIII [Presidential Vote in D.C. (1961)]

Amendment XXIV [Poll Tax (1964)]

Amendment XXV [Presidential Succession (1967)]

Amendment XXVI [Right to Vote at Age 18 (1971)]

Amendment XXVII [Compensation of Members of Congress (1992)]

The Most Important part of the Constitution is the Bill of Rights

Watch the video to quickly help you remember the Bill of Rights:

Today's Instruction: Try these with your partner next to you or ONE other student in the room.

You will have a quiz based on these movements. SO practice these gestures with our classmates. Practice at home. Watch the video more than once. Stop and play as needed.