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The Bill of Rights (Grade 5)

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The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is the first ten articles of the Constitution.
  1. True
  2. False
The Bill of Rights was passed to address the objections which political party had toward the Constitution?
  1. Free Soil
  2. Federalists
  3. Know-Nothing
  4. Anti-Federalists
The Bill of Rights was designed to limit the power of                        .
  1. the federal government
  2. state governments
  3. individual citizens
  4. businesses
The Bill of Rights was based on the French Declaration of the Rights of Man.
  1. True
  2. False
There were twelve amendments in the Bill of Rights when it was originally proposed.
  1. True
  2. False
Alexander Hamilton opposed the creation of a Bill of Rights because he feared that people would believe that those would be all of the rights that they had.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the Massachusetts Compromise?

Who wrote the Bill of Rights?
  1. Alexander Hamilton
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. James Madison
  4. George Mason
The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution in what year?
  1. 1791
  2. 1805
  3. 1822
  4. 1854
The First Amendment protects the freedoms of the press and speech.
  1. True
  2. False
The Second Amendment contains the right to assemble.
  1. True
  2. False
In the context of the Third Amendment, what is quartering?

The Fourth Amendment prohibits the federal government from establishing a state religion.
  1. True
  2. False
                                                    is being tried for the same, or similar, charges after an acquittal.
Which amendment protects against self-incrimination and guarantees due process?
  1. 1st
  2. 3rd
  3. 5th
  4. 7th
The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to a speedy trial.
  1. True
  2. False
The Seventh Amendment protects the right to bear arms.
  1. True
  2. False
In addition to banning excessive bail,                                                                               is prohibited by the Eighth Amendment.
The Ninth Amendment declares that the rights in the Constitution are not meant to be a complete list of the rights enjoyed by individuals.
  1. True
  2. False
The Tenth Amendment says that states can only make laws based on powers expressly given to them by Congress.
  1. True
  2. False

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