"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
This infographic on Suffrage in the United States can be used as an example for students in creating their own infographics (digital or print) on the women's suffrage movement. CCSS: RI.8.7. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3 Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies.
This one page (front and back) US Constitution and Laws Social Studies/Civics webquest helps students develop their internet search skills while advancing their reading and understanding of informational text. This is a great introductory lesson to help students develop beginning or deepen knowledge of our US Constitution and Laws.
Other changes to the Constitution are discussed below. The last change to the Constitution was made in 1992. The 27th Amendment is acutally one of the two left-over amendments from 1791. It is very unusual for an amdendment to take that long to be accepted, but it is possible. Some, like the 26th Amendment, are accepted very quickly, in just 100 days. Most, though, take a little over a year to be ratified.