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Amendments Study Guide-LRC
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A group of workers gather together to protest unfair working conditions
Ben applies for a gun permit in order to legally own a gun in Georgia
A US soldier knocks on a farmer's door and demands to stay at his house. The farmer denies his request
A police officer knocks on Zach's door and proceeds to search his house after showing Zach a warrant
John Brown was put on trial and given a lawyer by the government. The jury found him guilty.
Joshua is accused of a crime. He must have a trial before the judge can give a sentence.
Landon sues his place of work for not guaranteeing safe working conditions.
A person accused of stealing candy cannot have his bail set at $3 million
Alex is allowed to walk his dog in the park, but this right is not listed in the Constitution
Representatives of each state make decisions that impact schools
Morgan Freeman is an African American man whose great-grandfather was a slave. He voted in the last presidential election
Emily Allen is going to vote in the mayoral election after work today
Shelby lives in Washington, DC. She writes a letter to her representative asking for a city park to be built in her neighborhood
My great-grandfather used to pay $1 every time he went to vote. Today, I can vote for free.
Andrew was happy he would turn 21 before the next election.
Once an idea for an amendment is proposed, how many people in the House of Representatives and the Senate have to approve it?
⅔ of the House of Representatives and the Senate
When does an amendment become part of the constitution?
It must be ratified by ¾ of the state.
Why were the Bill of Rights written?
The Bill of Rights were written to clearly define the rights of citizens. Rights are guaranteed by law.
What are some of your responsibilities as a citizen of the United States?
Vote, follow the law, pay taxes, serve on jury, stay informed of issues in your community, participate in your community.
How did poll taxes discriminate against African Americans?
They kept many African Americans from voting because they could afford the poll tax.
Give an example of civic participation in your town. How can someone be a better citizen?
Examples of civic participation: giving your opinion to your government about having a walking path in your town, voting for mayor, getting people to sign a petition, recycling, participating in a peaceful protest.
What is due process?
Due Process is the idea that the government will give a person all of their legal rights no matter who they are. Some examples are providing a citizen with a speedy trial, police officers searching a home only when they have a warrant, and providing a citizen with an attorney.
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