Bill of Rights

Jenny Skaggs History - 7

Bill 1- Freedom of Speech, Press, and Religion

Summary-

People are allowed to have their own opinions, They can also follow any religion, form groups, and complain about the government.

Court Case-

United States V. O'Brian:

A case in 1968; taken because of a law not allowing the destruction of draft cards was ruled unconstitutional.

Bill w- The Right to Bear Arms

Summary-

Citizens have to serve as soldiers sometimes. They can protect themselves and own guns.

Court Case-

Bliss V. Common Wealth:

It was the first major court case ruling over the right to keep and bear arms for personal use.

Bill 3- The Right to Privacy in the Home

Summary-

Soldiers can't come into your house and demand to live there and take your food.

Court Case-

Bennett V. Wainwright:

In 2001, the plaintiffs argues that a police raided the house with a resident being shot and killed.

Bill 4- Unreasonable Search and Seizure

Meaning-

The police can't come into your house and search and take stuff without having a search warrant and a good reason.

Court Case-

Coolidge V. New Hampshire:

A supreme court case in 1971 where the Attorney General of New Hampshire issued a search warrant for a murder investigation.

Bill 5- Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, and Due Process of Law

Meaning-

When you commit a crime, a jury decides your fate. You can't be charged or tried again. No one can take your life, freedom, pr belonging without a trial first.

Court Case-

Barron V. Baltimore: