Bill of Rights

By: Haneefa Mashriqi

What is the Bill of Rights?

The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments of the constitution.

First Amendment

Freedom of Religion, Speech, and Press

The first amendment states that you can have the freedom of any religion. The government can't say you must believe in one religion. You can believe in any god you please and gather together the government can't stop you.

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Court Case

Citizen United v. Federal Election

In 2010, court ruled that the government cannot make laws that limit spending.

Second Amendment

Rights to Bear Arms

The second amendment states that you can have a weapon for the protection of citizens. Also, the government can't stop citizens from owning a weapon and using it if necessary.

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Court Case

Bliss v. Commonwealth

Third Amendment

The Right to Privacy in the Home

The third amendment states that citizens deserve the right to not have soldiers come barge in your house and demand to live and eat their.

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Fourth Amendment

Unreasonable Search and Seizure

The fourth amendment states that the police must have a search warrant if they don't they must have a good reason and say exactly where they're going to search and what their searching for with the permission of the owner of the home.

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Court Case

Coolidge v. New Hampshire

1971- Offers a good example. This case, Attorney General issued the search warrant for a murder investigation.

Fifth Amendment

Double jeopardy, self-in-criminal and due to process of law

The Grand Jury declares enough evidence to charge you with with only one. No one can take away your life freedom or belongings with out trial first.

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Sixth Amendment

The Right of the accused in criminal cases

When having a charge with a crime your trail should be held as soon as possible. You can't sit in jail for years waiting for your trail to happen. Government has to tell you exactly what you are accused of and who is making the charges.

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Seventh Amendment

The Right to a Jury Trail

You can have a Jury settle civil cases including a lot of money. When the court decides, you can not be brought up in any other court.

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Court Case

Letter Of Centinel

Eighth Amendment

Preventing Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Shouldn't be demanded to pay to much for a bail or unreasonable fines. Government can't punish you in a cruel way.

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Ninth Amendment

Rights Retained by the People

Even if these rights aren't listed doesn't mean these rights can be taken away. Even if they're not mentioned here or not.

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Tenth Amendment

Limiting Federal Powers

If the constitution doesn't give a certain power it does not need to be say it if the states can't do something.

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Court Case

Printz v. United States

President signed into a law that required that federal background checks be made on anyone purchasing a fire arm in the United States.