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Interactive video lesson plan for: Constitution Rock & Rap!

Activity overview:

Constitution H.istory M.usic V.ideo (HuMVee) + Amendments.
PLAY, PAUSE, PRINT & PRACTICE!
1. The Constitution was written in ________ (year).
2. There were ____ (number) delegates at the Constitutional Convention.
3. The Constitution was written in ___________ (city).
4. The ____________ lists the GOALS of the Constitution.
5. The ______________ branch MAKES Laws.
6. Representatives must be at least ____ years old, ____ years a U.S. Citizen, and Live in the ____________ from which they are elected.
7. Representatives serve a ____ year term.
8. Representation in the House of Representatives is based on the ___________ of the state.
9. The head of the House of Representatives is the ____________________.
10. Senators must be at least ____ years old, ____ years a U.S. Citizen, and live in the _________ from which they are elected.
11. Senators serve a ____ year term.
12. The Senate has ________ representation. (____Senators from each State.)
13. The head of the Senate is the___________.
14. The Executive Branch ____________ laws.
15. Presidents must be at least ____ years old, a ______________ U.S. Citizen, and have lived in the U.S. ____ years.
16. The President serves a ____ year term, and after the 22nd Amendment, he can serve no more than ____ terms.
17. The Judicial Branch ____________ laws.
18. Judges serve for __________ (how long?).
19. Powers given to the Federal Government are called ____________ powers.
20. Powers kept for the States are called ___________ powers.
21. Powers that are shared by both the Federal & State Governments are called _______ powers.
22. Amendments are proposed by_____ and approved by ____.
23. Article VI of the Constitution says the Constitution is the ________________ (Higher than any law or person).
24. The Constitution was adopted when ____ of the 13 states approved it.
25. The first ten amendments are called the ________.

Bill of Rights
1. Which Amendment says that you cannot be forced to testify against yourself? ____
2. The ____ Amendment guarantees Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, the Right of Assembly, and the Right to Petition the Government.
3. The 2nd Amendment guarantees the Right to ________ _______.
4. The ____ Amendment protects us from illegal search and seizure.
5. The 3rd Amendment says that there shall be no quartering _____ _____________ in homes during peacetime.
6. The 6th Amendment says that if you are accused of a crime, you have a right to a Trial ____ _________.
7. Which Amendment says that there shall be "No cruel and unusual punishment"? ____.
8. The 10th Amendment says that rights not given to the Federal Government belong to the ___________ and the __________.

AMENDMENTS 11-27
9. The 13th Amendment Freed the _________.
10. The 14th Amendment gave _________ to Freedmen (former slaves).
11. The 15th Amendment gave Freedmen the Right to __________.
12. The 16th Amendment made the _________ ___ constitutional.
13. The 18th Amendment made _______ illegal.
14. Which Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment? ____
15. The 22nd Amendment limits the President to _____ terms.
16. Which Amendment gave Women the Right to Vote? ____
17. Which Amendment said that there would be No Poll Tax (Tax on Voting)? ____
18. The 26th gave 18 year olds the Right to __________.

Checks & Balances
1. Which Branch of Government Makes Laws? _________________
2. Which Branch of Government Enforces Laws? _______________
3. Which Branch of Government Interprets Laws? ______________
4. Who is the head of the Executive Branch? __________________
5. Who is in the Judicial Branch? __________
6. Who is in the Legislative Branch? _______
7. What Check does the Legislative Branch have over the Executive Branch? ________
8. What Check does the President have over the Legislative Branch?___________
9. What Check does the President have over the Judicial Branch?_______________
10. What Check does the Congress have over the Judicial Branch?_____________
11. What Check does the Supreme Court have over the Legislative Branch? __________
12. What Check does the Supreme Court have over the Executive Branch? ____________

RESEARCH:
1. The New Jersey Plan - small states plan.
2. The Virginia Plan - large states plan.
3. The Great Compromise - Bicameral (two) legislature - rep. by population in house, equal representation in senate.
4. The 3/5th's Compromise - 3/5 slaves count for representation and taxes.
5. Father of the Constitution - James Madison
6. The Elastic Clause - (necessary & proper clause) -Article I, Section 8, Clause 18.
7. Ben Franklin's speech at the end of the Constitutional Convention.

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