Teacher Lesson Ideas

A Comparison of the Bill of Rights of the State of South Carolina to the Bill of Rights of the United States of America

In this high school government lesson students look at what the rights protected by the national government and the state have in common and how they differ.  By looking at primary source documents, including the Articles of Confederation, the United States Constitution, and the 1895 South Carolina State Constitution from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, students can see how both the nation and the state gave power to their governments while protecting the rights of individuals.

Barry Thomas
Batesburg-Leesville High School
2004 Midlands Institute

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