Bill Of Rights Project
By: Zharayiah Alvarez 6th 12/17/14
What are the Bill Of Rights?
The first ten amendments the the constituition.This list of rights belong to the Americans.
Bill 1: freedom of press and freedom of speech
You can say or write just about anything you want. If you have any complaints about the government you can speak up and the government can't stop you.
Bill 2: bear arms
to protect the country, citizens sometimes must serve as soldiers. Citizens must have a right to protect themselves. Government cant stop people owning guns.
Bill 3: The right to privacy in the home
Soldiers can't barge in and demand to live in your home and eat your food.
Bill 4: unreasonable search and seizure
Police cant just walk into your house, search through your stuff and take it away.
Bill 5: double jeopardy, self incrimination, and due process of laws
For a capital crime a grand jury has to decide if there is enough evidence to charge you
Bill 6: the rights of the accused in criminal cases
If you're charged with a crime your trail should happen as soon as possible. You shouldn't sit in the jail for years waiting for your trail
Bill 7: the right to a jury trail
You can have a jury settle civil cases involving a lot of money
Bill 8: preventing cruel and unusual punishment
Your punishment should fit your crime
Bill 9: rights retained by the people
Government cant take away any rights from people, whether they're mentioned here or not
Bill 10: limiting federal powers
Government cannot take a power unless its said in the constitution