This is a bundle of 2 power point presentations on the American Bill of Rights and The Bill of Rights - First Amendment. The bundle includes a stand-alone, highly animated, 13 slide power point presentation on the Bill of Rights as well as a stand-alone, highly animated, 25 slide power point presentation on the Bill of Rights – The First Amendment. Together the slides number 38. Each of the slides in the power point presentation are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.
Power Point #1 is entitled, Establishing the US Government - The Bill of Rights and contains 13 slides.
Power Point #2 is entitled, Establishing the US Government - The Bill of Rights - The First Amendment and contains 25 slides.
The U. S. Constitution document was signed on September 17, 1787, but still had to be ratified 9 of the 13 states. By December 7, 1787, DE, PA, NJ, GA and CT were the first 5 to sign. Several states expressed concerns that the document did not provide enough individual protections, those states included MD, SC and most notable; MA. MA refused to sign the document because it failed to: reserve un-delegated powers to the states and lacked protection of constitutional rights such as speech, religion and the press.
In February 1788, a comprise was reached that would add amendments to satisfy MA. Satisfied, MD, SC and MA all ratified the document as amended, bringing the total to 8 states who had signed. In June 1788, NH became the 9th state to ratify, insuring adoption! In June, VA and NY ratified.
It was agreed that the government under the United States Constitution would begin on March 4, 1789. September 25, 1789, the first Congress of the United States adopted 12 amendments and sent them to the states for ratification. Ten Amendments were ratified in July 1791. NC became the 12th state to ratify. RI, which had held out, opposing the federal control of money and issue of the slavery compromise, ratified on May 29, 1790 after the Government threatened to sever commercial relations with the state.
The Bill of Rights then, was introduced to Congress in 1789 and adopted on December 15, 1791, and included the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Establishing the United States Government.