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To what extent does the Bill of Rights provide a “blanket of protection” for American citizens?
Why do many Americans believe that the Bill of Rights is especially relevant today?
Students will be able to:
Identify the parts of the Constitution and their purposes
Explain the first ten amendments and how they affect people today
Describe the rights and responsibilities of American citizens
Two conflicting policies have governed this country’s treatment of Native Americans—assimilation and removal. As the United States expanded, it became necessary to issue formal policy statements and make treaties with Native peoples. Besides providing for a methodical process of colonization and future statehood, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 initiated a policy regarding the treatment of Native Americans that encouraged fair and equal treatment. By the 1820s Native Americans had demonstrated the ability to adapt to...