3 The 1st Amendment Oh the places you go, The things you say, The First AmendmentSays that’s okay.When Mac spoke upTo the king of all turtlesMac could say all he wantedTo King Yurtle.The Whos celebrated Christmasthough the Grinch tried to ruin it.We can practice any religion we wantthanks to the First Amendment.We’ve all been to paradesand presentations for school toothanks to the First Amendmentthese things we can continue to do.
4 The 2nd Amendment Amendment two says You have the Right to bear arms, So you can have aWeapon to protectYou from all harm.
5 The 3rd Amendment When smog was dumped Into Lake Erie The fish had to leaveAnd were very weary.The 3rd AmendmentPrevents soldiers in our homeSo we don’t have to leaveJust like the fish and their domes.
6 The 4th Amendment The fish was right To have the Cat go away But the Cat in the HatPlayed anyways.The 4th Amendment saysThe Cat cannot barge in to playOr can’t search the houseWithout a warrant for the day.
7 The 5th Amendment Amendment 5 says the government can’t just take your land.They need to pay for it. Land is precious.Just ask the Lorax. He’ll understand.When the sun gets up,The citizens jump,There’s a grand jury todayThat they can’t delayAmendment 5Wakes them upWith a jive,Protects Americans from double jeopardy,And for all to have a big party!Self-incrimination doesn’t have to happenThe prosecution doesn’t have to leave commentaryUnless it is absolutely voluntary.One cannot beDeprived of life or libertyOr propertyWithout due process of law.
8 The 6th Amendment Amendment 6 states That we have the right To fair a trialThat won’t take awhile.Like in Go, Dog, Go!When they drive in their cars.When accused of a crime you have the right to a lawyerNo matter who you are.If no one wants to bea witness for youYou can force themYou tell them what to do.The charges you are givenMust be told to youOr elseYour argument won’t be true.
9 The 7th Amendment Amendment 7 says Everyone has the right to trial by juryMakes a professional decisionIn a hurryJust as fast as Go, Dog, Go!The trial begins now!Ready, set go!
10 The 8th Amendment Amendment 8 Is really great It protects you And others tooFrom unreasonable punishmentsFrom bad mistakes.
11 The 9th and 10th Amendment Amendment 10 gives people the power As does Amendment Nine.Nine gives some power to the states too.It’s that just divine?
12 The 11th and 12th Amendment Amendment 11 Says you can’t sue another stateBecause you won’t be ableTo put up a debate.Amendment 12Is about presidential electionsThat makes electors meetin their own stateTo vote for representativesAnd then celebrateOnce they have wonAnd are number one.
13 The 13th Amendment Amendment 13 Says no more slavery You don’t have to work for anyoneUnless its voluntarily.The poor dog has toWork for the GrinchNo matter what.But Amendment 13Had the chains of slaves cut.
14 The 15th Amendment The Sneeches divided themselves by whose bellies had starsAmendment 15 says you can’t be segregatedno matter how different you are.
15 The 14th AmendmentAmendment 14 defines citizenship and protects citizens rightsWe all have equal protection of lawsMaking it easier to sleep at night.When we are born in the glamorous U.S.A.“I’m a United States citizen!”Is something you can say.
16 The 16th Amendment Amendment 16 approves the income tax So the federal ship can stay afloatAnd keep our governmentWith the Federal Reserve notes.
17 The 17th Amendment Amendment 17 says the Senators get elected directly Not just appointed by their stateThat way we can inaugurate.
18 The 18th Amendment Everyone knows the story Of Sam-I-Am, And how he tried to get his friendTo eat green eggs and hamBut he said no just like the governmentIn the U.S. alcohol ban.
19 The 19th Amendment Amendment 18 give equality To women and their voting rightsSo Cindy Lu Who canCelebrate tonight.
20 The 20th AmendmentAmendment number 20 says the president starts to work on 20th of JanuaryCongress on the 3rdThat way we can keep law word-for-word.
21 The 21st Amendment In Amendment 21 Alcohol was back It was no longer illegalIn the brown paper sackIt’s like in Green Eggs and HamWhen he finally said,“I do. I do like them Sam-I-Am.”
22 The 22nd Amendment Amendment 22 says the president can’t be Elected more than two timesOr he will beCommitting a crime.
23 The 23rd and 26th Amendments gives the right to voteTo the District of ColumbiaAnd all those folks.Amendment 26 movesThe voting age downTo eighteenWithout a frown.
24 The 24th Amendment Amendment 24 says You don’t have to pay to vote Everybody has a say no matterHow much bling you tote.
25 The 25th Amendment Amendment 25 says If the president dies We don’t have to compromiseBecause the vice president is next in line.
26 The 27th Amendment Amendment 26 moves The voting age down To eighteen Without a frown.
27 Glossary 28 Amendment- a change to the Constitution Petition-a formal written request, typically one signed by many people appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause.Arms-weaponsWarrant-an order from a judge that authorizes police or other officials to take certain action, such as searching someone’s property.Congress-the law making body for the United StatesInaugurate-Is the operation of starting a practice or operationSenators-representatives in the Senate. There are two senators for each state in the Senate.Federal-pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate statesFederal Reserve-The federal authority in the US that performs the functions of a central bank and is used to implement the countries monetarySlavery-the treatment of people as property for the purpose of forcing them to do labor.Trial-a judicial examination of issues of fact or law disputed by parties for the purpose of determining the right of the partiesJury- a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions officially submitted to them.grand jury hearing- A grand jury, which normally consists of 16 to 23 members, has a morespecialized function. The United States attorney, the prosecutor in federal criminal cases, presentsevidence to the grand jury for them to determine whether there is "probable cause" to believe that anindividual has committed a crime and should be put on trial. If the grand jury decides there isenough evidence, it will issue an indictment against the defendant. Grand jury proceedings are notopen for public observation.28
28 Glossary 29 double jeopardy-when you’re tried for the same crime twice Self-incrimination-the act of giving testimony that can be used against oneselfProsecution-the party instituting or conducting legal proceeding against someone in a lawsuit.due process of law-the administration of justice according to established rules and principles.Witness-a person who gives testimony, as in a court of law.Charges-to make an accusation against someone in order to bring to trial29
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