Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1990 · Page 20
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 20

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, September 13, 1990
Page 20
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JBill of TFUshts Timeline, Part in 1 791 , The U.S. Bill of Rights When the Constitution was sent to the states to be approved, or ratified, it did not have a bill of rights. James Madison promised to work for one if the states would accept the Constitution. Once the Constitution was ratified and the first Congress was elected, Madison presented a list of rights to Congress. They rewrote it as 12 amendments. George Washington sent them to the states for approval on Oct. 2, 1789. On Dec. 15, 1791, enough states had approved 10 of the amendments so that the Bill of Rights went into effect. James Madison We the people VCongress shall ' make no lam article 1 from Th« Mini P*a» by B«tty Minim O 2003 Th» MkK P*o* PubHtNng Company he. Words to Mxim The First Amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the _ . right of the Freedom of religion ° , v T M people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." _ . . . 0 Freedom of speech Some definitions: • respecting an establishment of religion: about the setting up of a certain religion. (Many countries have an official religion supported by the government.) •• abridging: cutting off or reducing. Freedom of assembly and petition Freedom of the press • to petition: to make a written request. •' redress of grievances: a correction of something that is unfair. from The Mini Page by Betty Debnam O 2003 The Mini Page Publishing Company Inc. Mini Spy ... Mini Spy is giving a speech. See if you can find: key • word MINI • ice skate • candle * leaf • baseball • letter C • number 3 • letter H • lady's shoe • toothbrush • -heart • brush • letter T • ant • football • ruler • lima bean from The Mini Page by Betty Debnam O 20O3 The Mini Page Publishing Company Inc. Freedom of Speech TRY 'N FIND Words and names that remind us of freedom of speech are hidden in the blocks below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally. • See if you can find: SYMBOLIC, TRUE, ACT, PROTEST, INFORMED, AMENDMENT, RIGHT, EXPRESS, SPEAK, RESPONSIBILITY, GORE, DEBATE, PRESIDENT, LINCOLN, DOUGLAS, IDEAS, BUSH, LIMITS, LAW. A L T N E D M D I SERPBLAW VTSETORPGUO.V ONDEMROFN 1 OSL IUCCILOBMYSRH T D. GOVCETAB E D E VRELLSPEAKKVV ETWDUAAN L T H G R M 1 " S Y T T C 1 A E L 1 S B S E 1 S X N PR O P E S S S E R

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