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Part 2: Parts of the Constitution

4. The Constitution is organized into three parts. Which of the following is not one of those parts?

Preamble

Articles

Proclamation

Amendments

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5. When the Constitution was ratified, many people were concerned that it did not protect certain freedoms and rights. Soon after, ten amendments (also called changes) were added to the Constitution that guaranteed them. What were these amendments called?

Rights of Man

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

The Bill of Rights

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6. Match the each part of the Constitution with its purpose. To find the answers, click the parts of the Constitution.

Explains purpose of the Constitution

Explain how the government works.

Changes to the Constitution

Explains purpose of the Constitution

Explain how the government works.

Changes to the Constitution

Explains purpose of the Constitution

Explain how the government works.

Changes to the Constitution

 

 

The Articles

7. The Articles make up the main body of the Constitution. There are seven articles in all. What do the first three articles of the Constitution explain?

What a democracy is.

What our rights are.

The three branches of government.

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8. Which article states that the Constitution is the highest law of the land?

None of them, that's in the Preamble

Article 6

Article 1

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The Amendments

9. The Bill of Rights makes up the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Which amendment are the people below exercising?

The 1st Amendment

The 2nd Amendment

The 3rd Amendment

The 4th Amendment

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10. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, declared the freedom slaves in the United States. Which amendment to the Constitution actually made slavery illegal?

The 19th Amendment

The 7th Amendment

The 11th Amendment

The 13th Amendment

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Did you know?


Many people believe that their most important rights are guaranteed by the First Amendment. These"First Amendment freedoms," as they are often called, are the freedoms of religion, speech, and press, as well as the right of the people to assemble and to petition a government.

Question to think about: Which of the amendments in the Bill of Rights do you think is most important?