The 1st And 6th Amendments

By: Jacob Zeiner

Summary Of The 1st Amendment

The 1st Amendment in the United States Constitution states that they are not able to establish any law respecting an establishment of religion. This Amendment allows people the freedom of speech, religion, petition, assemble, and petition.

The Actual 1st Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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Summary Of The 6th Amendment

The 6th Amendment states that should always have the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where the crime was committed.

The Actual 6th Amendment

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 wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
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