If you give America a Constitution
By: Morgan Helton
If you give America a Constitution she will probably find a few mistakesâ€Ś
And if she finds a few mistakes, she will ask you for some amendments.
For her first amendment she will probably get excited and want to have the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
All this Freedom will remind her that she would also like the right to bear arms.
And chances are that she will not want to be forced to quarter soldiers in her home either.
When she thinks of home she will probably realize that she will need the right of search and seizure to protect her embarrassing sticker collection.
And looking at all her stickers will remind her that no person should have to testify against themselves in the court of law. She will ask you to make that the 5th amendment.
Chances are that she would also like the right to a speedy trial by jury in criminal casesâ€Ś
And if she has trial by jury in criminal cases she will probably want to have it in civil cases as well
All this talk of court and law will scare America and she will probably want you to add the 8th amendment against cruel and unusual punishment.
And chances are she will want everyone to know that even though all individual rights aren't listed in the constitution they can still not be violated.
This will probably make her think of the states and how they too should have rights.
You will tell her that she now has made 10 amendments and she will probably want to see them.
When she sees them she will want everyone to agree on it
So chances are she will get some people to sign it, people like William Few, Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and Charles Pinckney.
America will be so proud that she will ask you to hang it up so everyone can seeâ€Ś
She will look at it for a long time, and she will probably find a few mistakes,
And if she finds a few mistakes, Chances are she will probably ask you for a few amendmentsâ€Ś
Links… • (link to book activity site for kids) • ( helpful website about the bill of rights and constitution) • (Game to help Memorize bill of rights)
5 Extras (Constitution Knowledge) The constitution has 3 main parts • The Preamble- Introduction to the Constitution • The Articles – Explains how government is set up and is run. • The Amendments – Conditions added into the constitution. The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments. • There are 27 amendments total in the constitution The Bill Of Rights Can always be added to.