How Our Constitution Has Changed, Part 1 - Reading Comprehension
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How Our Constitution Has Changed, Part 1 Reading Comprehension
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How Our Constitution Has Changed, Part 1
By Phyllis Naegeli
1 Isn't it funny how things change? Kids grow up. People change their minds. Did you know our Constitution has changed, too? That's right. It is called a "living document." That is because it can be changed. Article 5 of this great document even tells how to change it. It's a good thing it's in there! We've had to use it a few times.
2 A change to our Constitution is called an amendment. The first ten changes list our rights. They are called the Bill of Rights. They are special freedoms we have. The other changes are important, too.
3 The eleventh change says states have to be sued in their own courts. A long time ago, a man from one state sued another state. The Supreme Court said it had to hear the case. It agreed with the man. People were mad. They said the Supreme Court should have stayed out of it. Congress agreed. The 11th Amendment was passed.
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