bill of rights project
chrispham 12-17-14 block6
what are the bill of rights:
the first ten amendments of the U.S constitution.
bill 1: freedom of press and speech
you can say or write just about anything you want. you can follow any religion you choose.
people can gather in groups. and if you have complaints about the government.
2nd amendment: right to bear arms
to protect our country, citizens sometimes must serve as soldiers. citizens also have the right to protect themselves.
3rd amendment:the right to privacy in your home
was part of the Bill of Rights. It ensures that the government cannot force citizens to house soldiers in times of peace. Very few cases have been tried based on the Third Amendment.
4th amendment:unreasonable search and seizure
to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause
amendment 5: duoble jeopardy, self incrimination, due process of laws
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia
6th amendment: the rights of the 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 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
7th amendment: the right to a jury trail.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, 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, than according to the rules of the common law
8th amendment: preventing cruel and unusual punishment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted
9th amendment: rights retained by the people
to the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, addresses rights, retained by the people, that are not specifically enumerated in the Constitution
10th amendment:limiting v begenhary
was included in the Bill of Rights to further define the balance of power between the federal government and the states. The amendment says that the federal government has only those powers specifically granted by the Constitution