The Bill of Rights
Bill of Rights
A brief history and overview of the Unites States Bill of Rights.
Read the United States Bill of Rights, which was proposed by James Madison. Older students may find the Bill of Rights in its original form here. Younger students may read the amendments using Fact Monster. Select three of the first ten amendments and list the rights guaranteed to all Americans.
Have students explain in their own words what is meant by “separate but equal”.
Have students select the amendment they feel is most important and explain why.