Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day

December 15, 2017

Do-Now Discussion

Not all of the amendments that James Madison proposed made it into the final Bill of Rights. Is there anything missing from the Bill of Rights that you would have included?

AT THE CENTER

After the Constitution was ratified, the Bill of Rights was added to ensure many of the liberties Americans enjoy today. Join us to celebrate Bill of Rights Day and the freedom of speech, religion, and other important rights provided by the first 10 amendments.

IN THE CLASSROOM

Celebrate the 225th birthday of the Bill of Rights in your classroom with our engaging and informative Constitution Hall Pass video lessons, plus chat live with our education staff!

Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history—without leaving the classroom! Constitution Hall Pass video lessons and live chats are a hit with millions of students and teachers nationwide.

Our featured “The Bill of Rights” episode provides a behind-the-scenes look at how these 10 amendments were created and interpreted.

DISCOVER the roots of the Bill of Rights in the Revolutionary War and the state constitutions
VISIT the Constitutional Convention to listen in on the debates about a bill of rights
HEAR the voices of the ratifying conventions as they influenced James Madison’s work in writing the Bill of Rights
LEARN what the Bill of Rights actually says—and how long it’s taken to make those rights a reality
EXPLORE the process of judicial review and the ways citizens use the courts to bring the Bill of Rights to life

PLUS Students and teachers can log on to chat live with our education staff beginning Monday, December 12 through Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

Visit constitutioncenter.org/hallpass for this and other great episodes!

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