Easy way to remember 10 amendments (Bill of Rights)

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AMENDMENT ONE – sticky bun
AMENDMENT ONE - sticky bun
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On the way to CHURCH, you grab a sticky bun. It’s so sticky it gets all over the NEWSPAPER you’re holding. It looks so good that you take a bite of it, but the bun is so sticky that you can’t SPEAK afterward. This amendment gives us: -freedom of religion -freedom of the press -freedom of speech.
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AMENDMENT TWO – big shoe
AMENDMENT TWO - big shoe
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Imagine that you’re standing in the snow, and you’re very cold. You look down to see that you have big shoes covering your feet, but you have no sleeves to cover your arms. They are bare! The second amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms (own & carry weapons)
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AMENDMENT THREE – house key
AMENDMENT THREE - house key
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Your house has been invaded by British soldiers and they all want to have a key so they can come and go as they please. The third amendment says that people can not be forced to house (quarter) soldiers.
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AMENDMENT FOUR – front door
AMENDMENT FOUR - front door
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Picture yourself sleeping peacefully when you are rudely awakened by a pounding at your front door. You see that the police are trying to break down your door and enter. The fourth amendment says that the police cannot enter or take your property without good reason (a warrant)
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AMENDMENT FIVE – bee hive
AMENDMENT FIVE - bee hive
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Pretend your outside a courthouse where a bee hive is hanging from the roof. Suddenly you are stung TWICE by a bee and you are so scared you remain SILENT. The fifth amendment says that people can’t be tried TWICE for the same crime. It also says that you have the right to remain SILENT.
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AMENDMENT SIX – bricks and cake mix
AMENDMENT SIX - bricks and cake mix
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Imagine that you’ve been arrested and locked up in a brick building. When you are finally able to go to trial, you are so happy that you QUICKLY bake a cake and share it with the PUBLIC, your LAWYER, and the JURY. Amendment six says that you have the right to: -The accused has the right to a QUICK trial. -The accused also has the right to a PUBLIC trial. – The accused also has the right to a LAWYER -The accused also has the right to an impartial JURY.
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AMENDMENT SEVEN – heaven
AMENDMENT SEVEN - heaven
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Imagine a $20 bill flying up to heaven where a winged JURY sits. The seventh amendment gives you the right to have a trial by JURY if the property is worth over $20
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AMENDMENT EIGHT – fishing bait
AMENDMENT EIGHT - fishing bait
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Imagine you’ve done something wrong and now you’re forced to eat worms as punishment AND pay a $$$ big fine $$$. The eighth amendment protects citizens from cruel and unusual punishment. It also protects against excessive bail.
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AMENDMENT NINE – blank line
AMENDMENT NINE - blank line
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Imagine the Bill of Rights followed by a lot of blank lines. The ninth amendment says that people have other basic rights that are not listed in the constitution
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AMENDMENT TEN – wooden pen
AMENDMENT TEN - wooden pen
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Imagine a big wooden pen surrounding each and every individual state. The tenth amendment says that each of the states have powers that the US government doesn’t have. These powers include laws concerning schools, driver’s licenses, and marriages.

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