Amendments Two and Six

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Why were the ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, added to the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights were added to the Constitution to end fears of the rivals of the Constitution.

The Second Amendment

What does it say?

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

What does it mean?

People have the right to own guns, for the defense of themselves and the state. Armies, in a time of peace are dangerous to liberty. Military should be kept under subordination.
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The Sixth Amendment

What does it say?

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense

What does it mean?

Guarantees a fast trial and a fair jury. If the person being accused wants one, an attorney. As well as a chance to see or confront who is making these accusations.
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