The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution forbidding the manufacture, sale, transportation, import, and export of “intoxicating liquors” was ratified, instituting Prohibition nationwide. The amendment was repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment in 1933.
The Bill of Rights was ratified. The first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights protects individual liberties from the power of the central government; guarantees freedom of speech, press, religion, petition, and assembly; and specifes the rights of the accused in criminal and civil cases.
To what extent does the Bill of Rights provide a “blanket of protection” for American citizens?
Why do many Americans believe that the Bill of Rights is especially relevant today?
Students will be able to:
Identify the parts of the Constitution and their purposes
Explain the first ten amendments and how they affect people today
Describe the rights and responsibilities of American citizens