The bill of rights

Lyndsey DeWitt pd.5 12-16-14

what are the bill of rights.

protects citizens of the us you don't have to be wealthy or powerful.

Amendment One: the freedom of press and religion

Freedom of religion , speech, press, assembly, and petition.


court case: New York times co vs. untied states.

Amendment Two: Right to bear arms, regulated miltia

To protect the country , citizens sometimes must serve as soldiers citizens also have a right to protect themselves.

Amendment Three: Restricts quartering of troops in private homes.

Soilders cant barge in and demand to live in your house and eat your food.

Amendment Four: The right to search and seizures.

Police cant just walk into your house,and search through your stuff,and take it away.first, they need a search warrant in order to do so.


Arizona vs.evans

Amendment Five: No Double Jeopardy No deprivation of life liberty or property without "due process of law"

For a capital crime, a grand jury has to decide if there is enough evidence to charge you. you can charged only once for a crime.


Barrion vs. baltimore

Amendment Six: The right to a speedy trial.

Your trail must be held in public. At the trail, a jury will decide if you are guilty or innocent.

Amendment Seven: Right to jury in civil trials

You can have a jury settle civil cases involving a lot of money.

Amendment Eight: Government cannot inflict cruel and unusual punishment.

Your punishment should fit your crime you shouldn't have to pay too much bail or unreasonable rights.

Robinson vs. California

Amendment Nine : Rights in addition to those stated in the Constitution Not everything can be written down.

The government cant take away any rights from people whether they're mentioned here.

Amendment Ten : Powers not expressly given to federal government by the Constitution are reserved to states or the people.

As long as it doesnt say anywhere that the state cant do something, then the states have that power.