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    Greek & Latin Roots: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4b+c, 3.4b+c, 4.4b, 5.b, 6.4b, 7.4b, 8.4b, 9-10.4b, 11-12.4b
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    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4

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    1) Bill of Rights - U.S. Constitution Puzzle Words--

    The annual Bill of Rights Day considers the state of U.S. Constitutional safeguards. At, we encourage individual web participants, particularly students, teachers and families, to copy vocabulary lists to develop skills and improvement vocabulary. Any commercial use of word lists at is expressly prohibited unless requested and permission granted.
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    Vocabulary Word List:
    24 words: Abridge, Assemble, Civilian, Compensation, Consent, Constitution, Exceed, Federalism, Freedom, Guaranteed, Infringed, Jury, Liberties, Property, Protection, Punishment, Reasonable, Reserved, Retained, Sanctity, Speech, Vigilance, Unreasonable, Weapon

    Bill of Rights - U.S. Constitution Puzzle Words--

    1)  The support or advocacy of central authority with states having control over local issues (noun)
    Root FEDER = treaty, league

    2)  Kept for use only by a person or group (adjective)
    Root SERV = serve, keep, protect

    3)  To meet together in one place; to collect (things) or gather (people) into one place or group (verb)
    Root SEMBL = seem, appear, be like

    4)  To reduce in scope: diminish; to lessen the strength or effect of (verb)
    Root BRI = brief, short

    5)  Land, goods or money that are owned; a legal right to ownership (noun)
    Root PROP = one's own, peculiar, select

    6)  To wrongly limit or restrict something; encroach; violate (verb)
    Root FRING = break

    7)  Not governed by or acting within bounds of moderation; deficient in good sense (adjective)
    Root RAISON = think, consider (Old French)

    8)  Kept in possession or use; held secure or intact (adjective)
    Root TAIN = hold

    9)  Approval or compliance with what is desired or requested: agreement (noun)
    Root SENT = feel, be aware, think

    10)  Alert, keen or unremitting watchfulness especially to avoid danger (noun)
    Root VIGIL = to be watchful

    Additional Information:

    From the Archives of the U.S. government:
    The Charters of Freedom - "A NEW WORLD IS AT HAND."
    The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25. Through discussion and debate it became clear by mid-June that, rather than amend the existing Articles, the Convention would draft an entirely new frame of government. All through the summer, in closed sessions, the delegates debated, and redrafted the articles of the new Constitution. Among the chief points at issue were how much power to allow the central government, how many representatives in Congress to allow each state, and how these representatives should be elected--directly by the people or by the state legislators. The work of many minds, the Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.

    Amendment focus, abbreviated:

    Amendment I-Freedom of Speech

    Amendment II-The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    Amendment III-Your Home Sanctity

    Amendment IV-Security from Unreasonable Search without Cause

    Amendment V-Self Incrimination and Private Property Rights

    Amendment VI-Trial by Jury

    Amendment VII-Jury Trial in Civil Cases

    Amendment VIII-Cruel & Unusual Punishment

    Amendment IX-Rights Retained by the People

    Amendment X-Powers not Delegated are Reserved for the States

    Quotes about FREEDOM from thoughtful and great leaders.


    "So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men."


    "I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master."


    "There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."


    "Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain."


    "It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have these three unspeakably precious things:

    freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence to practice neither.

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