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Lesson Plan

In the debate over the Constitution, the Bill of Rights was a deal breaker. In this lesson, students learn why the federalists thought the Constitution didn’t need a bill of rights and why the anti-federalists refused to accept the Constitution without one. Students will find out why individual rights was such a big issue, where the concept of a bill of rights came from,and how the Bill of Rights finally got added to the U.S. Constitution.

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No Bill of Rights, No Deal (HS) - Bill of Rights Lesson Plan - 1
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