THE DECLARATION, THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS

This lesson builds student understanding of the relationships between the United States’ founding
documents by comparing and contrasting the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution,
and the Bill of Rights. Using a close reading guide, students will explore the key concepts in Jeffrey
Rosen and David Rubenstein’s “Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights,”
accessible on the Interactive Constitution
.

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