Bill of Rights Mini-Site
The Bill of Rights Mini-Site is a history project from 8th Grade. it is a Mini-Site. It was written in January to March of 2005. I had to create a project that explained the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the constitution). The site was built from Yahoo Geocities Page Wizard templates and then refined by hand using HTML. Subsequent pages on the site were written by changing the old text inside the source code (HTML) The project once lived at http://www.geocities.com/mplasmeier180/bill_of_rights.html, but now lives at http://minisites.theplaz.com/billofrights/index.html.
The three sections of the site are: (text copied from project)
This story brings you back in time to the years during the Revolutionary War in America. The British are taking advantage of you and doing things which would be illegal today because of the Bill of Rights. This adventure explores the fact that some amendments today were created because the British were mistreating the colonists. It explains the 2nd (Gun Rights), 3rd (No Soldiers Quartered in home) and 4th (No illegal search and seizer with out a warrant) amendments.
These 4 amendments cover what goes on in a court. 3 of the amendments explain the rights of the accused. The courtroom has organizational charts to explain each amendment with analyses below. The rights guaranteed by each amendment are too many to list here, so check out the Courtroom part of the site.
You got the rights…
This explains the 1st, 9th and 10th amendments. You can play a game to see if certain rights are included in the 1st amendment, which protects freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, to petition government. This section also explains the 9th and 10th amendments. It also explores of how some countries don’t even have our basic 1st Amendment rights.