- Pick two of the first ten amendments listed in the Bill of Rights (also on you study island lesson) and summarize what they are....Include what rights they give you.
Made up of the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution, the primary function of the Bill of Rights is to protect fundamental individual rights and prevent government interference with existing rights. In 1790, Congress submitted 12 amendments to be ratified by the states, 10 of which were adopted in 1791.
The U.S. Constitution limits government by having a system of checks and balances. Each of the three branches of government has a way to stop another branch from becoming too powerful. One check against government power is a document called the Bill of Rights, which describes the basic rights United States citizens have
Assignment...Watch the brief video below (I know its a bit juvenile but its got good info) and read the Study Island passage to answer the following in the comment section of this blog...
Every election year, you probably hear political advertisements explaining how a certain person or group thinks the country should be run. Disagreements over the role of government are not new. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson had opposing views on the role of the national government. That opposition resulted in the creation of two political parties. The debate over the role of the national government has continued throughout United States history.
The Federalists (Led by Alexander Hamilton)
• Favored strong national government
• Favored limits on states’ powers
• Favored development of industry on a national scale
• Favored a national bank
• Strongly disagreed with the French Revolutionaries
Democratic Republicans (Led by Thomas Jefferson)
• Favored a weak national government
• Supported states’ powers
• Favored small business and farmers
• Opposed a national bank
• Favored the French in their revolution
Assignment...to be posted in the comment section