The Bill of Rights

(The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution)

Lesson Objectives: The student will...

• Identify arguments for and against the need for a bill of rights in the U.S. Constitution

• Explain why the Bill of Rights was added to the U.S. Constitution

• Describe how the Bill of Rights addresses limited government

• Relate the arguments over the need for a bill of rights to the wording of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Compare and contrast the fears on both sides of the argument over the need for a bill of rights

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The making of the Bill of Rights