Daily, Americans exercise their rights secured by the Constitution. The most widely discussed and debated part of the Constitution is known as the Bill of Rights. Belinda Stutzman provides a refresher course on exactly what the first ten amendments grant each and every American citizen.
See a high resolution image of the original Bill of Rights here: http://www.fold3.com/image/#4346711
A Reconsideration of the Original Case against the Bill of Rights: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/seminars/2004/arkes.html
Find a summary of the Bill of Rights and later amendments here: http://www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm
On January 11, 1944, in the midst of World War II, President Roosevelt spoke forcefully and eloquently about the greater meaning and higher purpose of American security in a post-war America. The principles and ideas conveyed by FDR's words matter as much now as they did over sixty years ago, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt American Heritage Center is proud to reprint a selection of FDR's vision for the security and economic liberty of the American people in war and peace. http://www.fdrheritage.org/bill_of_rights.htm
Read summaries of the majority ruling in landmark Supreme Court cases throughout history that have had an impact on our rights as citizens. http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/educator-resources/americapedia/americapedia-landmark-supreme-court-cases/
Established in 1999, the Institute is a 501(c)(3) not for profit charity focused on providing educational resources on America’s Founding documents and principles for teachers and students of American History and Civics. http://billofrightsinstitute.org/