VOANews: National Archives: 11,000 Failed Attempts to Change US Constitution
Each year, the National Archives organizes events marking the Fourth of July, the birthday of the United States of America. This year, the National Archives prepared an especially fitting exhibition. Entitled “Amending America,” it is a story about thousands of failed attempts to change the U.S. Constitution, a succinct body of fundamental principles and precedents by which America is governed. VOA’s Nikoleta Ilic recently caught up with National Archives curator, Christine Blackerby. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/national-archives-us-constitution/3925183.html
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
2. What does the Constitution do?
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
4. What is an amendment?
5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*
7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
10. What is freedom of religion?
14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.
50. Name one right only for United States citizens.
51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
66. When was the Constitution written?