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SS.7.C.2.4 - Rights in the U.S. Constitution


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What You Need to Know:

Student Review Reading for SS.7.C.2.4

Evaluate rights contained in the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the Constitution.


Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will recognize that the Bill of Rights comprises the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Read more!
  • Students will recognize the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment. Read more!
  • Students will evaluate how the Bill of Rights influences individual actions and social interactions. Read more!
  • Students will use scenarios to identify rights protected by the Bill of Rights. Read more!
  • Students will use scenarios to recognize violations of the Bill of Rights or other constitutional amendments. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

Where can a description of U.S. citizens' civil liberties be found?

A. Declaration of Independence

B. Preamble to the Constitution

C. Pledge of Allegiance

D. Bill of Rights


Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

The statement below was made by Thomas Jefferson in a 1786 letter to John Jay.


Why should this freedom be guarded?

A. to provide the news media with a guaranteed profit

B. to keep the news media from controlling the political process

C. to provide the government with an accurate information source

D. to keep the government from becoming the primary information source


Example Three (High Complexity)

The passage below is one of the grievances found in the Declaration of Independence.


Which rights listed in the Bill of Rights reflects this complaint?

A. due process of law, assistance of counsel, speedy and public trial

B. equal protection, assistance of counsel, speedy and public trial

C. bear arms, due process of law, speedy and public trial

D. bear arms, equal protection, speedy and public trial


C.2.4 - Vocabulary

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FLDOE Civics Tutorials

courtesy of FL Department of Education


Discovery Education


  • The Bill of Rights (total length 2:33) from Citizen's Rule: Our Founding Documents
  • The Bill of Rights (total length 2:07) from Understanding the Constitution: Creating the Federal Government
  • The Bill of Rights (total length 3:04) from The Almost Painless Guide: U.S. Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights (total length 4:20) from TLC Elementary School: We the People: A History
  • Establishing the Bill of Rights (total length 3:50) from American History: Foundations of American Government
  • Just the Facts: The Constitution: The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments (recommended for classroom use)
    • The First Amendment (total length 4:44)
    • The Second Amendment (total length 2:42)
    • The Third & Fourth Amendments (total length 3:17)
    • The Fifth Amendment (total length 3:07)
    • The Sixth & Seventh Amendments (total length 2:50)
    • The Eighth Amendment (total length 3:33)
    • The Ninth & Tenth Amendments (total length 2:05)

Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

Check out this one page Guide to the U.S. Constitution!



Textbook Review


Chapter 1, Section 2 - p. 11-16

Chapter 4, Section 1 - p. 110-116