Governing an entire country is complicated and balancing federal power against individual freedoms is a tricky tightrope act. The ink was barely dry on the United States Constitution before changes were being made through amendments. The first ten amendments specifically outlined basic freedoms for the people of the United States, and are known collectively as the Bill of Rights. These worksheets will introduce your students to the Bill of Rights, and explore what makes it such a unique document.
Project idea: Have your students suggest new amendments to the Constitution and argue for their position as if they were members of Congress.