·Process:This is a webquest to help you learn about
the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. As citizens of the United States,
it is our responsibility to be educated and informed to keep our country
strong. Complete the Constitution Webquest Packet as
you journey on your quest. You DO NOT have to complete this quest in order!! Start wherever
you want, as long as you finish the entire quest on the way! Every RED word
or term is a link to a website!!! NOTE: There are many games, songs, and video
clips in this webquest - you will need access to head phones at all
times! Do not disturb your neighbors!
Before you begin, take a look at the original Constitution! Constitutional Principles The
Constitution is based on fundamental principles or ideas. It is
important that you understand the meaning of each principle. Popular
Sovereignty is: 1. Limited Government
is: 2. Separation of
Powers is: 3. Checks and
Balances is: 4. Judicial Review
is: 5. Federalism is: 6. The Preamble
Read about the PREAMBLE below: Preamble 7. What is the
purpose of the Preamble?
Listen to the Preamble Song(Be sure you have ear phones on before you do
this!!) 8. You must memorize the preamble. Use the song to help you!
Let the teacher know when you are ready to recite/sing the preamble. The Articles
Learn about the Articles of the Constitution below:
9. ARTICLE Isets up the __________________ Branch. 10. The most important job of Congress is to ___________
11. Check out this web site to learn about the process of
Draw a diagram showing the
steps of this important job! House of Representatives:
12. The term of service is_______________________.
13. A Representative must be at least _____________ years old.
14. A citizen of the _______________ for at least _________.
15. Our Representative for
Comanche County ( District 4) is:_____________________________________ 16. Click on our Representative's name. Next, click on
"Issues and Legislation." Identify two issues that our Representative
is currently working on. Describe his/her position on
b._______________________________________________ 16. There are ____________ total Representativesin the United States. 17. The number of Representatives is decided by
____________________________________. The current number of Representativesin Oklahoma State is 18. ______.
Try your hand at being a Representativebefore moving on! Use your headphones but
don't register or log in! Senate:
19. The term of service is____________________.
20. A Senator must be at least _________ years old and a citizen of the
U.S. for at least __________ years.
21. Our Oklahoma Senatorsare: 22. Choose one Senator from New York State. Click on their
name and browse their website. Click on "Issues" and
identify two issues that this Senator is involved in and explain his/her
position on that issue.
23. There are __________ total Senators in the United States. ARTICLE IIsets up the _______________________ Branch.
24. What are the requirements for a person to run for President? 25. List the jobs and duties of the President:
26. What are the next three positionsin line if the President cannot serve out
his/her term? 27. The Electoral College elects the
President. Read this information about theElectoral College List four facts that
help you understand how the Electoral Collegeworks: 28. List the Departments in the President's Cabinet: 29. Click
on any three Departments. Write three facts about each department's
role in the Executive Branch. Article IIIsets up the _________________ Branch.
30. The judicial
power of the United States is given to one
___________________Court and ________________ (lower) courts that Congress
31. __________________________ appoints Supreme Court
Justices, but ___________________________
must approve all choices. 32. A Supreme Court Justice serves for _____________.
33. There are _______Justices.
34. List the members of the Supreme Court:
35. Choose two members. Write down three facts about each
member's career (NOT PERSONAL FACTS). Try your hand in a Supreme Court Casegame! Remember - you don't need to log in or
register to play the game. Watch this presentation about the Three
Play this "Separation of Powers" game to see if you understand the importance of the
three branches of government!! - Do not register or log in!
36. Article IV Describes
relations among the _____________________.
37. Article VDescribes how to ___________ the Constitution. Draw a Diagram or Chart showing how the Constitution can be AMENDED.
38. Article VI States
that the _____________ government, NOT state governments, is SUPREME.
39. Article VII States
that _________ out of the thirteen original states had to 40._________________
the Constitution for it to go into effect. THE BILL OF
RIGHTS 41. are the first _________________________ to the U.S.
Constitution. Amendment 1. Congress must protect the
rights of freedom of 42. _______________, freedom of the 43. ___________________, freedom of 44.
_________________, freedom of 45. ____________, and freedom of 46. _________________. Amendment 2. "A well-regulated 47. ______________,
being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to
keep and bear 48. ____________shall not be infringed." -People
have the right to have 49. __________________. Amendment 3. The government cannot send
50. ______________ to live in 51. ________________ homes without the 52.____________________
of the owners. Amendment 4. The government cannot get a 53.______________
to 54. _______________ a person or search their property unless there is 55. "__________________
56.________________" to believe a 57. ______________ has been committed. Amendment 5. The government cannot put a
person on 58. _____________ for a crime until a 59.______________ 60.
_______________ has written an indictment. A person cannot be put on
trial 61. ______________ for the 62. ______________ crime. The government
must follow 63. ___________ 64. _____________ of law before punishing a person
or taking their 65. _____________________. A person on trial for a crime
does not have to 66.________________ 67. _______________ 68._____________________
in court. Amendment 6. The person who is accused of
a crime should get a 69.______________ 70. _____________ by 80.
_____________. That person can have a 81.____________ during the
trial. They must be told what they are 82. _____________________
with. The person can question the 83.________________ against them, and
can get their own 84 _________________ to testify. Amendment 7. A 85. ____________ trial is needed for 86.
_____________ cases. Amendment 8. The government cannot require
excessive 87.______________ or 88._____________, or any 89. _______________and 90.________________punishment. Amendment 9. The listing of 91.
____________________ 92.__________________ in the Constitution and 93.____________
of 94. ______________ does not include all of the rights of the 95._______________
and the 96__________________ (for example, 97._____________). Amendment 10. Any 98.______________ that
the Constitution does not give to the United States belong to the 99.________________
and the 100.________________. This does not include powers that the 101.__________________
says the states 102._________________ have.