Bill of Rights – Problems with The Original Constitution Discussion

Part 1: Consider the following questions:

  • What problems with the original Constitution, or changes in society, led to the creation of the Bill of Rights and the other amendments that followed?
  • How and why do amendments become part of the Constitution?

Part 2: Select one of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Explain the liberties protected by the amendment, citing the text of the amendment.
  • Describe the factors and history that led to the establishment of the amendment.
  • Explain the constitutional process for adding amendments.

Part 3: Select one of the other 17 amendments to the U.S. Constitution not included in the Bill of Rights:

  • Explain the amendment, its goals, and/or the protections it affords.
  • Describe the process by which the amendment was ratified.

Cite 4 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your assignment.

Format your assignment as one of the following:

  • 18- to 20-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes
  • 15- to 20-minute oral presentation
  • 875-word paper
  • Another format approved by your instructor

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines when applicable.

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