The Bill of Rights Worksheet Answer Key
1. The Bill of Rights are the first 10 amendments of what document?
1. The United States Constitution.
2. Why was the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution?
2. In order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers.

3. Of the several historical documents you are now familiar with, what other document does the Bill of Rights most resemble in its language and intent.
3. Answers will vary, but should be leaning towards the French Declaration of the Rights of Man.

4. What rights are given in the First Amendment?

4. Freedom of religion, speech, press, to assemble, and to petition the government.

5. What British Act does the Third Amendment refer to?
5. The Quartering Act.
6. What does the Fourth Amendment protect against?
6. Unreasonable search and seizure.
7. What does the Fifth Amendment allow you to do?

7. You do not have to testify against yourself in a criminal trial.
8. What does the Sixth Amendment protect against?

8. This keeps citizens from being thrown in jail and forgotten about.
9. What does the 8th Amendment protect against?
9. Excessive bail or fines, cruel and unusual punishments.

10. What other documents have this protection?
10. The English Bill of Rights and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man.