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By: Joey, Alyssa, Abby, Elaine, Ian Leviticus the Leprechaun and his Amendment Adventure
Table of Contents Page 3: Beginning of the story Page 4: Beginning of the story Page 5: Amendment One Page 6: Amendment Two Page 7: Amendment Three Page 8: Amendment Four Page 9: Amendment Five Page 10: Amendment Six Page 11: Amendment Seven Page 12: Amendment Eight Page 13: Amendment Nine Page 14: Amendment Ten Page 15: Amendment Eleven Page 16: Amendment Twelve Page 17: Amendment Thirteen Page 18: Amendment Fourteen Page 19: Amendment Fifteen, Nineteen, Twenty-Three, and Twenty Six Page 20: Amendment Sixteen Page 21: Amendment Seventeen Page 22: Amendment Eighteen and Twenty-One Page 23: Amendment Twenty and Twenty-Two Page 24: Amendment Twenty-Four Page 25: Amendment Twenty-Five Page 26: Amendment Twenty-Seven Page 27: Glossary Page 28: Bibliography
Once upon a time, there was a leprechaun named Leviticus. He was a curious leprechaun. One day he left his house in search of adventure. He happened upon an amazing double rainbow. “What a fine rainbow” he exclaimed. “ I bet there’s a pot of gold at the end.”
Our curious fellow, Leviticus, ran down to the end of the rainbow in pursuit of his treasure. When he got to the end of the rainbow he saw a pot. Yet when looked he saw a map instead of gold. When he read the map it said, “ To find my treasure, you must follow the trail and learn about all twenty seven amendments.” Happy to have an adventure, Leviticus set off on his journey!
Amendment 1- The right to worship freely, have your own opinions, right to press unless its untrue, to petition, and the right to appeal the government. Leviticus was following the trail when he bowed down and prayed, that he would find the treasure but a snail approached him and said, But Leviticus said “ No, I have the freedom of religion and according to the first amendment I can worship freely!” and with that he continued on his journey… “ I command you to stop praying! Right now!”
Amendment 2- You can own weapons for self defense Then Leviticus got attacked by a squirrel and used his handy dandy sword to defend himself. The squirrel started to scream, But Leviticus replied, “ I can use my sword for self defense because you’re attacking me.” So the squirrel ran away. “You can’t use your sword that’s unfair!!!”
Amendment 3- Soldiers cannot stay in your house or be quartered in any house without permission of the owner. Leviticus saw a cave in the distance and decided to make it his home for the night. The next morning a solider traveled to his cave and demanded that Leviticus had to feed him and house him, for the week. But Leviticus said, “My third amendment rights protect me from having soldiers like you to be quartered in my cave.” Then the angry solider stomped away.
Amendment 4- You cannot be arrested or have you house, papers, and property searched or seized without a warrant. After the solider had left Leviticus’s cave, a group of policemen ran into his cave and started looking at his treasure map. Leviticus got very angry and asked, “Do you have a warrant?” The policemen yelled, “No!!” So he told the officers that unless they had a warrant they couldn’t look at his map. They Policemen didn’t know what to do because they indeed didn’t have a warrant so they walked away and out of his cave.
Amendment 5- People accused of a serious crime can have a grand jury hearing. If you are accused of a crime and found innocent, you can’t be accused of the same crime again. You also have the right to not say things that could be used against you in trial. Lastly, everyone is innocent until proven guilty and the government can’t make your private things into public use. As Leviticus was walking, he saw a trial taking place but when he glanced to look at it, the judge was holding all of Leviticous’ belongings from his cave! He marched straight up to the Judge and told him that his private belongings couldn’t be used for public display, The Judge apologized and gave Leviticus his things back.
Amendment 6- You can’t be put in jail for a long time without going to trial. The police cannot force you to get you to say what you did wrong and no one can put you in jail without a reason. Leviticus kept on his journey and before he could get to far a giant lion came out of the bushes and said, “I’m going to put you in jail!” But Leviticus laughed and replied, “You can’t put me in jail without a reason and I haven't committed any crime.” So the lion roared away and Leviticus kept on traveling…
Amendment 7- A civil case is a dispute between people and businesses. What ever the jury decides the judge cannot disagree.
Amendment 8- No one can give you an unreasonable or cruel bail, fines and/or punishment. Leviticus had been following his map for a long time so he took a nap under a shady tree… But a caterpillar awoke him and demanded that he was to pay him ten dollars in cash. But he replied,
Amendment 9- Although there are some rights not listed in the Constitution, but they are still given to the people.
Amendment 10- The powers that don’t say whether or not they go to the state or national government are given to the states.
Amendment 11- A person cannot sue a state in a federal court.
Amendment 12- American citizens can vote for the president.
Amendment 13- You can not own people as property.
Amendment 14- If you are born in the U.S. you’re a U.S. citizen. The amount of representatives in each state depends the population of the state.
Amendment 16- The government can collect taxes.
Glossary Words Appeal- When someone requests to a higher court of law to review the decision of the trial. Bail- Money that someone pays to make sure they get out of jail. Candidate- a person who is chosen by others as a possibility for an office or an honor. Civil Case- When someone sues another person in a court of law. Dispute- A disagreement between two parties. Electoral College- A group of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the President and Vice President of the U.S. Grand jury hearing- A grand jury hearing is a trial by grand jury, which is like a jury but uses longer and more important cases. Jury- A group of people chosen to help make the decision a case. Liquor- An alcoholic beverage/an adult drink. Petition- A request for something to be changed in government. Presidential terms- The amount of time a President can be in office. Quartered- This means to give someone a place to stay. Seized- The past tense of seizure, which means to take items away from a person. Warrant- When a judge tells a police officer to take an action or search through someone’s property. Trial- When a court looks at a case, civil or criminal, and use facts to reach a conclusion. Involves a prosecutor and a defendant. Representatives- A person or thing that represents another or others. Taxes- An amount of money demanded by a government in support for it’s services.