The Constitution and Bill of Rights

Our government makes rules, but it also has to follow them. Its rulebook is called the U.S. Constitution, which has guidelines for how the government is organized and what it is allowed to do. We can change the Constitution if we want to, but it’s not easy! A change is called an amendment, and the first ten of these are referred to as the Bill of Rights. These amendments were added to protect people’s rights. Here you’ll learn more about our government’s rulebook and what it means for you! 

Resources cover the values behind and creation of our constitutional scheme, the central components of the Constitution, key rights in the Bill of Rights and other constitutional amendments, and methods of constitutional interpretation.