The Bill of Rights

 

President George Washington

Bill of Rights for Kids
George Washington was the first President of the United States and served in office from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797. The Bill of Rights was adopted just before he became president. 

Bill of Rights for Kids: Simplified Summary and Text
This section contains details of he first 10 Amendments to the US Constitution are called the 'Bill of Rights' which guarantee the basic liberties to Americans. Articles on the Bill of Rights contain a simplified summary of Amendments 1 - 10 of the Constitution,  the original full text of the Bill of Rights amendments, the cause or reason for their addition to the United States Constitution and a line by line explanation of each of the Bill of Rights amendments together with a simplified meaning and Summary.

Bill of Rights for Kids: The First 10 Amendments to the Articles of the Constitution - the Bill of Rights
The links provide access to interesting, simplified articles that provide the text and content of each of the first ten amendments together with a very short, simplified summary of what the amendments actually mean. The simplified summary of each of the amendments 1 - 10 that constitutes the Bill of Rights give easy, simple information for kids, schools and homework.

 

Constitution of America - The Bill of Rights for Kids

Bill of Rights FAQ's for kids FAQ's (Frequently asked questions) about the Bill of Rights. Questions and Answers and a simplified history of the Bill of Rights section of the Constitution, its definition, summary, creation, where, when and why it was written, who wrote the Bill of Rights and when it was written
   
Bill of Rights Amendments 1-10 The text of Amendments 1-10 to Bill of Rights in the Constitution of America are provided with a simplified summary, explanation and of the meaning of each of the amendments
   
First 10 Amendments for kids A simplified summary of the first 10 amendments of the Constitution (the Bill of Rights)
   
1st Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 1st amendment of the Bill of Rights detailing Freedom of Religion, the Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression in the Constitution.
   
2nd Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 2nd amendment of the Bill of Rights detailing the right to keep a weapon and use it to protect themselves.
   
3rd Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 3rdamendment of the Bill of Rights relating to the early Quartering Act with a summary stating that soldiers cannot take, or live, in a person's house without permission of the owner.
   
4th Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 4th amendment of the Bill of Rights stating that a person or their property cannot be searched unless there is "probable cause" that a crime has been committed.
   
5th Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 5th amendment of the Bill of Rights detailing the need for 'due process of the law' before punishing a person and the right to a trial by jury as detailed in the Constitution.
   
6th Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 6th amendment of the Bill of Rights detailing the right to a fair Trial and covering the subject of Witnesses
   
7th Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 7th amendment of the Bill of Rights detailing trial by Jury in Civil Cases & the rights of those being sued
   
8th Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 8th amendment of the Bill of Rights stating limitations on imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or any cruel and unusual punishments
   
9th Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 9th amendment of the Bill of Rights that states that the Constitution of America does not include all of the rights of the people and the states.
   
10th Amendment Short, Simple Summary with full Text of the 10th amendment of the Bill of Rights that states that any powers that the Constitution does not give to the US government, belong to the individual states and  the people

Constitution of America - The Bill of Rights for Kids

 

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Bill of Rights for Kids: FAQ's for kids
Find out about the English Bill of Rights and the impact of the War of Independence and the State Constitutions. Discover Why it was created and amendments added, when and where it was written and when it was ratified.

Bill of Rights for Kids: Amendments 1-10
A simple overview of Amendments1 - 10 for kids all in one place. The original text and a simple summary explaining the words and the meaning.

Bill of Rights for Kids: First 10 Amendments for kids
History of the First 10 Amendments, the Objections to the Constitution, the Opponents of the Constitution, the "Father of the Constitution" and summaries of the first 10 amendments.

Bill of Rights for Kids: 1st Amendment Text and Summary
The 1st amendment to the Constitution addresses the right to freedom of religion, choice of worship, freedom of speech, the right to be informed by the freedom of the press, to be able to meet in groups and the right to request the government to make good any injustices.

Bill of Rights for Kids: 2nd Amendment Text and Summary
The 2nd amendment of the additions to the original Constitution states that people have the right to keep a weapon and to use it to protect themselves.

Bill of Rights for Kids: 3rd Amendment Text and Summary
The 3rd amendment to the Constitution refers to the hated Quartering Acts imposed by the British during the War of Independence and states that soldiers cannot live in a person's house without the permission of the house owner.

Bill of Rights for Kids: 4th Amendment Text and Summary
The 4th amendment to the Constitution refers to the Search Warrants and states that the federal government cannot arrest a person, or search their premises, without "probable cause" that a felony has been committed.

Bill of Rights for Kids: 5th Amendment Text and Summary
The 5th amendment to the Constitution states that the government must follow the due process of the law before inflicting punishment and that Americans had the right to trial by jury and could not face trial twice for the same crime (the Double Jeopardy Clause). It also affords the right to citizens to  remain silent.

Facts and History for Kids: 6th Amendment Text and Summary
The 6th amendment to the Constitution ensures the right to be told what crimes they are accused of and to be given a quick and fair trial by a jury.

Facts and History for Kids: 7th Amendment Text and Summary
The 7th amendment to the Constitution relates to the rights of citizens being sued and states people have the right to a trial by jury for civil cases.

Facts and History for Kids: 8th Amendment Text and Summary
The 8th amendment to the Constitution states that the government cannot demand excessive bail, fines, or excessive punishments.

Facts and History for Kids: 9th Amendment Text and Summary
The 9th amendment states that the Constitution does not include all of the rights of the states and its citizens. It also reassures American citizens that such rights could not be removed and that the Constitution  would limit the powers of government.

Bill of Rights for Kids - Video of the American Presidents
The article on the Bill of Rights and the amendments to the Constitution provides the text and a summary of one of the most important documents in the history of America, the Constitution. The following video will give you important facts and dates about the political events experienced by all of the Presidents of America.

 

 

 

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