Bill of Rights

Rhiannon Dominianni, Pre-AP U.S. History, 7th Period

What is the "Bill of Rights"?

The "Bill of rights" are the first 10 amendments in the United States Constitution. They protect the rights you have today. The amendments below are the bill of rights and court cases that follow are examples of times people's rights were; or thought that they were; violated.
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Amendment I: Freedom of religion, speech, and press.

This amendment protects your right to speak your thoughts on subjects. This amendment is what allows you to wear your shirts that have pictures or suggestive content on them.

The following court case is about a Man who released a newspaper that criticized a governor:

Zenger v Cosby

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Amendment II: The right to bear arms

This amendment protects your right to own a weapon, mostly guns. It allows you to be able to own a weapon without being charged for it. The following court case is about a man who was charged with "Illegally" owning a gun:

Columbia v Helter

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Amendment III: No quartering troops

This amendment protects your right to say no to troops wanting to stay in your home and use your supplies without contributing to the expenses. The following court case is about a family that are bombarded by officers excessive stay at their home.

Bennet v Wainwright

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Amendment IV: Courts must issue a search warrant

This amendment protects your right to send away officers until they return with a warrant. They cannot search without a states permission to do so. The following court case is about a man whose house was raided by police officers.

Georgia v Randolph

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Amendment V: Double Jeopardy

This amendment says you cannot be trialed twice for the same charge. The following court case is about a man who was trialed twice for the same charge.

Salinas v Texas

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Amendment VI: Right to fair trial

This amendment says you have a right to a trial. The following case is about a man that wasn't granted a fair trial and was executed.

Gideon v Wainwright

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Amendment VII: The right to a jury of peers

This amendment says that you have the right to a trial with a jury of your peers. The following case is about a man that wasn't given a trial with his peers and was wrongly executed.

Katz v U.S.

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Amendment VIII: No cruel and unusual punishment

This amendment says that you are to be punished through the severity of your crime. The following court case is about 12 people that were charged with disturbance of the peace and were sentenced with a 50,000$ bail.

Stack v Boyle

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Amendment IX: All people have rights

This amendment says that you have rights and people cannot take them away from you. The following Court Case is about the state of Nebraska trying to make partial birth abortions illegal. This violates the Constitution because the law is too broad because it didn't state if you could use the technique if there was dire medical need.


Stenberg v Carhart

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Amendment X: States have the power

This amendment states that if the government has no power over something then the states own that power. The following court case is about a woman that poisoned her friend's mailbox and the state of Pennsylvania and the government fight over what t do with her.

U.S. v Bond

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