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Citizens' Rights

"It is fair to judge people by the rights they will sacrifice most for."

Clarence Day, 1920

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot."

Robert G. Ingersoll, 1884

Every citizen has the right to do something. Examples of rights are education, health care, free speech, and respect.

Take a look at the image of Uncle Sam and the people above. Notice their signs are blank. They are fighting for certain rights. What are they? You decide!

Complete the attached worksheet and enter in the text boxes provided those things you think the people in the image above and every citizen should have the right to have.

After completing the attached worksheet, discuss the rights you would fight for and why with your teacher and classmates.


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When the Constitution was ratified, many people were concerned that it did not protect certain freedoms. They thought that the Constitution should be changed or amended to protect these freedoms. So ten amendments were added to guarantee citizens certain freedoms and rights.

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