• Identify and understand the ten amendments that
comprise the Bill of Rights.
• Role play specific amendments in action through skits and mock debate and seminar.
• Make connections between real-life scenarios and the
By the end of this activity, You should be able to answer these questions:
• What is the Bill of Rights? What does it consist of? Which document is it part of?
• What is an amendment?
• What are examples of important rights and freedoms that Americans have because of the Bill of Rights?
• What are examples of other rights and freedoms that Americans have?
• What are examples of rights and freedoms that Americans do not have?
What role does the Supreme Court play in defending our rights
Welcome to Mr. Saindon's USA History Class Tuesday, January 18
to Friday, January 21 2022
Americans enjoy a wide range of rights, from the freedom to
practice religions of their choosing to the right to a trial by
jury. Many of the rights and freedoms that we associate with
being American are protected by the Bill of Rights, or the first
ten amendments of the United States Constitution.
When the Constitution was signed in 1787, it was missing a Bill
of Rights. But many people in the ratifying conventions that
followed, believed that the Constitution needed a section that
preserved fundamental human rights. James Madison set out
to write this section. Madison introduced his ideas at the First
United States Congress in 1789, and, on December 15, 1791,
the Bill of Rights was ratified by three-fourths of the states.
More than 300 years later, the Bill of Rights still protects
many of the rights that Americans hold most dear, including
freedom of speech and of the press, the right to bear arms,
and protection from unreasonable search and seizure.