Podcasts for Bill of Rights Declaration of Independence and 14th Amendment.
The Final for Government will take place during the regular Exam period – third period on Thursday and fifth period on Friday. The exam will consist of multiple choice and short essay. The Multiple choice questions will constitute 50% of the grade and cover the Bill of Rights and 13, 14, 15 amendments and the issues that shape those amendments. Short essays (five of seven) will focus on the Declaration of Independence, however may draw from a couple of questions on the amendments. Each of the multiple choice questions will be character limited. To study for the final please review each of the podcasts posted below.
1 – Declaration of Independence (1776)
Below are audio podcasts to help you better understand the Declaration of Independence. Each is between two and four minutes long. The Declaration document (and subsequent podcasts) are broken into an Introduction – seven individual stanza’s – and a Conclusion. The layout corresponds with the required memorization of the Declaration. Please go here to find the color coded copy of the document.
- Declaration of Independence (Introduction)
- 1 (Course of Human events) – red
- 2 (We hold these Truths to be self evident) – purple
- 3 (That to secure these rights) – blue
- 4 (Prudence will dictate) – green
- 5 (Such has been the patient sufferance) – black
- 6 (List of grievances)
- 7 (We therefore the representatives)
- Declaration of Independence (Conclusion)
2 – Bill of Rights (1791)
Below are audio podcasts to help you better understand the each of the civil liberties protected in the Bill of Rights. Each is between two and four minutes long. Please go here to find a copy of the Bill of Rights.
- Religion, Speech, Press, Petititon, Assembly
- A Right to Bear Arms
- Quartering of Soldiers
- Search & Siezure
- Due Process Rights
- Criminal Procedings
- Civil Cases
- Bail and Punishment
- All Other Rights
- States Rights
3 – 14th Amendment to the Constitution (1865)
Below are audio podcasts to help you better understand the 14th Amendment and the historical context in which it was added to the Constitution. Each is between two and four minutes long. Please go here to find a copy of Amendment 14. You are responsible for Section #1 only.
- Equality in the Declaration of Independence
- Three-fifths Compromise
- Amendment #13
- Amendment #14
- Amendment #15
- Amendment #10
- Plessy vs Fergusen (1896)
- Brown vs Board of Education (1954)
- “With All Deliberate Speed”