Part 4.1: The Constitution + Bill of Rights + Amendments (Answers)

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Part 4.1: The Constitution + Bill of Rights + Amendments

New vocabulary in this section:

  • supreme: the highest or most important
  • self-government: the people of a country control their own government
  • amendments: changes or additions to the Constitution
  • rule of law: the idea that the law applies equally to all persons, and no one is “above the law”
  • Bill of Rights: the first ten Amendments to the Constitution
  • Constitution: the document that sets out the United States Government and the rights of our people
  • Founding Fathers: the politicians and scholars who wrote the Constitution
  • Federalist Papers: a document written by Jay, Madison and Hamilton to support the Constitution
  • Benjamin Franklin: the oldest member of the Constitutional Convention, who was also a US diplomat, author, and creator of the first Post Office and free libraries in America

65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

  • The Constitution was written.
  • The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.

66. When was the Constitution written?

  • 1787

67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

  • (James) Madison
  • (Alexander) Hamilton
  • (John) Jay
  • Publius

68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

  • U.S. diplomat
  • oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
  • first Postmaster General of the United States
  • writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”
  • started the first free libraries

1. What is the supreme law of the land?

  • the Constitution

2. What does the Constitution do?

  • sets up the government
  • defines the government
  • protects basic rights of Americans

3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

  • We the People

4. What is an amendment?

  • a change (to the Constitution)
  • an addition (to the Constitution)

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

  • the Bill of Rights

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

  • speech
  • religion
  • assembly
  • press
  • petition the government

7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

  • twenty-seven (27)

9. 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 worship
  • the right to bear arms

11. What is the economic system in the United States?

  • capitalist economy
  • market economy

12. What is the “rule of law”?

  • Everyone must follow the law.
  • Leaders must obey the law.
  • Government must obey the law.
  • No one is above the law.


14 thoughts on “Part 4.1: The Constitution + Bill of Rights + Amendments (Answers)

  1. I have learned today that Benjamin Franklin made libraries free for public. I did not know that before. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Today I m learn moore word ,referent the Constitution, , need moore practice at my vocabulary and pronuntation sentences.

  3. I learn today about Benjamin Franklin history. It was very interesting how he helped the colonist by asking to the French government to send solders, money, and arms to fight the

  4. This part was very interesting, because we learn about of the Constitution , Benjamin Franklin, the Bill of Right, all of them is awesome… I like the History

  5. I learn today all the thing about the constitution write; i am so happy because it s important for me to know this about the united states.

  6. Today we learn about The Constitution, is very interesting to know the right for everyone living in the United States, citizen and noncitizen.

  7. For me it is very important to know about the Constitution of the United States, the amendments and the life of the people who fight to obtain freedom from Great Britain.
    Benjamin Franklin was a very important person for me because he wanted to learn many things, was an inventor, fight for liberty and rights for people of the United States, started the first free libraries. and many other important things.

  8. Today the class is interesting because we study the Constitution was written in September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia. The 1st ten Amendment is Bill of Rights in 1791. And the Amendments is a chance to the Constitution.

  9. I learning about the Constitution the first ten amendments are called Bill of Rights.The constitution have 27 Amendments.

  10. Hi!..this was my first class realy like it…the constitution and Bill of Right was my favorite and also reading to..thank You

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