Alexander ChisholmDigital Storytelling Script
In text on screen: “Why study the constitution?”
Teacher: Excellent question. Why
we study the United States Constitution? It’s
just some old, boring piece of paper, right? WRONG!The Constitution is much more than a simple piece of writing. It is the cornerstone of our
everyday life as American citizens. How so? I’m glad you asked.
Following the failure of the Articles of Confederation, the founding fathers were lookingfor a new, better, upgraded form of government. One man was up for the task of draftinga new plan for the nation. Therefore, in 1787, James Madison drafted the Constitution.While the draft was well done, there was a problem. The representatives of the different
states wouldn’t approve Madison’s Constitution unless a Bill of Rights was added to
protect their interests.The Bill of Rights is made up of the first ten amendments to the Constitution and containsmany of the rights US citizens exercise every day, such as:The right to free speech.Freedom of religion.Freedom of the press.The right to bear arms.