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Memorizations

We encourage the kids to memorize these important parts of documents and songs unique to our country. For each one passed off to a leader, they will earn a prize. Feel free to help them at home!

The Pledge of Allegiance 

 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.

 

A Piece of the Declaration of Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain

unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,...”

 

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

 

The Articles of the U.S. Constitution

 

I. Legislative Branch

II. Executive Branch

III. Judicial Branch

IV. States Relations

V. Amending the Constitution

VI. The U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law

of the Land

VII. Ratification

The Bill of Rights

 

1. Right to Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition

2. Right to Bear Arms.

3. Solders stay only by consent.

4. Right to be secure in Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures. No warrant shall be issued without probable cause, oath or affirmation, particularly describing the place to be searched, or the person or thing to be seized. 

5. Right to Grand Jury, no Double Jeopardy, no self-incrimination, Due Process, Eminent Domain.

6. Right to a public and speedy trial, Impartial Jury, Right to confront witnesses against you, Right to subpoena witnesses, Assistance of Counsel.

7. Protects Citizens' right of Jury Trial in Federal Court for civil cases. 

8. No excessive bail or fines, no cruel or unusual punishments.

9. Enumeration. (Citizens can retain rights not listed in the Bill of Rights.)

10. Other powers reserved to the states or to the people.

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