Bill of Rights

From the National Constitution Center.

The Bill of Rights, as you likely know, is the first ten amendment to the Constitution.

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, also a partner in the College Board’s AP redesigned course, offers the preamble and the text of the Bill of Rights as proposed by Congress.

Read the preamble, the amendments, and answer the questions below.



1. How long did it take from the time congress proposed these amendments until they were ratified?

2. What are two key liberties protected int eh Bill of Rights?

3. How does the Tenth Amendment define state and federal powers?


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