Our Living Constitution, Part 1 - Reading Comprehension
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Our Living Constitution, Part 1 Reading Comprehension
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Our Living Constitution, Part 1
By Phyllis Naegeli
1 Our Constitution is alive! That's right. It is called a "living document." That's because it can be changed. Since it was written, it has been changed twenty-seven times. It's a good thing the framers thought about that back in 1787.
2 The first ten amendments contain the people's rights. They are called the Bill of Rights. They are important freedoms.
3 Amendment 11 says states can't be sued in federal court unless they agree. It all happened when a man from South Carolina sued the state of Georgia. The Supreme Court said it had to hear the case. It decided against Georgia. People were mad. They said the Supreme Court shouldn't have taken the case. Congress agreed. They passed the 11th Amendment to make sure suits against states are heard in the state's courts.
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