51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

What are two rights of everyone living in the United States

freedom of expression freedom of speech freedom of assembly freedom to petition the government freedom of religion the right to bear arms Thomas Jefferson said, “[The] best principles [of our republic] secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.” Millions of immigrants have come to America to have these rights. The Constitution and […]

7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

How many amendments does the Constitution have - 27

twenty-seven (27) The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. They were added in 1791. Since then, 17 more amendments have been added. The Constitution currently has 27 amendments. The 27th Amendment was added in 1992. It explains how senators and representatives are paid. Interestingly, Congress first discussed this amendment […]

6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment

speech religion assembly press petition the government The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights protects a person’s right to freedom of expression. Freedom of expression allows open discussion and debate on public issues. Open discussion and debate are important to democracy. The First Amendment also protects freedom of religion and free speech. This amendment […]

5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights - first ten amendments to the Constitution

The Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. When the Framers wrote the Constitution, they did not focus on individual rights. They focused on creating the system and structure of government. Many Americans believed that the Constitution should guarantee the rights of the people, and they wanted […]

2. What does the Constitution do?

The Constitution - What does the Constitution do

Sets up the government Defines the government Protects basic rights of Americans The Constitution of the United States divides government power between the national government and state governments. The name for this division of power is “federalism.” Federalism is an important idea in the Constitution. We call the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution the […]