Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Constitution use this online document to answer the questions.
1. Article 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution describes a ....
2. In the Constitution of the United States, these concerns are addressed under the ......
Compare a citizen's rights under each document.
Techie tip - Use Google's define feature
to help you grasp some of the challenging language.
Use a table/spreadsheet to organize your answers.
As a citizen of Pennsylvania and the United States you have many rights.
Under which document do you have greater rights?
Which one of these rights would you be willing to forfeit? Why?
The US Constitution's Bill
of Rights was proposed September 25, 1789.
"I know some say, "Let us have
good laws, and no matter for the men that execute them"; but let
them consider that, though good laws do well, good men do better, for good laws may want good men and be abolished or
evaded by ill men; but good men will never
You might prefer to make a compare/contrast diagram to complete this task - How to make a diagram using a computer
Extend your thinking:
Goodbye Bill Of Rights! - Students will enact a scene demonstrating life without one of the first ten amendments.
Posted 1/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora This work is released to the public domain 1/2/2006
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Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet
Aligned with the following Pa Academic Standards - History
8.1. Historical Analysis and Skills Development B. Explain and analyze historical sources. D. Describe and explain historical research.
Civics and Government - 5.1. Principles and Documents of Government B. Explain the importance of the rule of law for the protection of individual rights and the common good in the community, state, nation and world. D. Explain the basic principles and ideals within documents of Pennsylvania government. PA Constitution, PA Declaration of Rights F. Contrast the individual rights created by the Pennsylvania Constitution and those created by the Constitution of the United States. J. Describe how the government protects individual and property rights and promotes the common good.
5.2. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship B. Explain the relationship between rights and responsibilities.
5.3. How Government Works C. Explain how government actions affect citizens' daily lives. G. Describe how the government protects individual rights. Presumption of Innocence, Right to Counsel, Trial by Jury, Bill of Rights.
Aligned with the National Standards for Civics and Government