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Constitution Book Project

Posted Eureka Lessons American Government, Lessons

As a cumulative project for the Constitution unit, I like to have my students create a Constitution journal to keep track of the Bill of Rights and key amendments they learned about.  They tend to get really into it, especially the ones who enjoy scrap booking.

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Constitution Book Project Guidelines

 

The Constitution

Original Constitution

Preamble

Article 1- The Legislature

Article 2- The Executive Department

Article 3- The Judicial Department

Article 4- Relations Among States

Article 5- Amending the Constitution

Article 6- Role of the National Government

Article 7- Ratification

 

Bill of Rights

Amendment 1-Religious and Political Freedoms

Amendment 2- Right to Bear Arms

Amendment 3- Quartering Troops

Amendment 4- Search and Seizure

Amendment 5- Rights of Accused Persons

Amendment 6- Right to Speedy, Public Trial

Amendment 7- Trial by Jury in Civil Cases

Amendment 8- Limits of Fines and Punishments

Amendment 9- Rights of the People

Amendment 10- Powers of the States and People

 

Additional Amendments

Amendment 11- Lawsuits Against States

Amendment 12- Election of Executives

Amendment 13- Slavery Abolished

Amendment 14- Civil Rights

Amendment 15- Right to Vote

Amendment 16- Income Tax

Amendment 17- Direct Election of Senators

Amendment 18- Prohibition

Amendment 19- Women’s Suffrage (Right to Vote)

Amendment 20- “Lame Duck” Session

Amendment 21- Repeal of Prohibition

Amendment 22- Limit on Presidential Terms

Amendment 23- Voting in District of Columbia

Amendment 24- Abolition of Poll Taxes

Amendment 25- Presidential Succession

Amendment 26- Eighteen Year Old Vote

Amendment 27- Salary of Congress