The Bill of Rights

Sr Wordie, Us history,1st period

What are the bill of rights

The Bill of Rights were the first amendments added to the U.S. Constitution.

First Amendment:Freedom of Speech,Religion,and press

The First amendment allows all u.s. citizens the right to express themselves verbally or by written words ,religion,and press
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Second Amendment: The right to bear arms

The Second Amendment allows all u.s. citizens to protect them self by having a weapon.
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Third Amendment: The right to have privacy in your home

The Third Amendment to the U.s. constitution places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent, forbidding the practice in peacetime.
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Fourth Amendment:Unreasonable search and seizure

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,
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Fifth Amendment:Double jeopardy,self -incrimination,Due process of law

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides,No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime.
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Sixth Amendment:Accused in Criminal Cases

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.
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Seventh Amendment:Jury Trial

The right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States.
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Eight Amendment:Preventing cruel and unusual punishment

Excessive bail shall not be required, or excessive fines imposed, or cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.


Court Case:Francis vs Resweber

Summary;16 year old Willie Francis was convicted of murder later sentenced to death by electric chair.Due to malfunction with equipment he received a shock but did not die.They wanted to do it a second time but it would be called cruel and unusual punishment.

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Ninth Amendment:rights retained by the people

Certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
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Tenth Amendment:Limiting Federal Powers

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, or prohibited by it to the states.
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