The bill of rights.

Junior wordie. U.S History period 1.

What are the bill of rights.

The bill of rights were the first amendments added to the U.S constitution to ensure all people of the rights that they would have as American citizens.

First amendment: Freedom of speech,religion,and press

The first amendment allows all U,S citizen to express the right to express themselves verbally or by written words. As well as worship freely.
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The Second Amendment: Right to bear arms.

TheUnited States Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms.
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The third amendment:No soldier should demand to live in my house.

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
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The fourth amendment: search warrant.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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The fifth amendment: grand jury picks your time.

For the crime you have committed the grand jury has to decide your punishment and how long your in jail.
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The sixth amendment: trial

In this as soon as you do a crime you have to have a jury as soon as possible because you cant be in jail for years waiting for a jury to happen,
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the seventh amendment: Civil cases

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.


Court cases: He had a death penalty by a jury because William furman was shot and killed and the jury agreed it was him who killed him.

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The eight amendment:

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Basically your punishment should fit your crime, you shouldn't have to pay too much bail our expensive fines.


Court cases: Robinson vs California. The Robinson vs California was a mandatory prison sentence for a substance addition.

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the Ninth amendment: public rights

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


Court cases: Labo abortion was legal in the united states but she left her husband because he was beating her and she took there baby with her, so they went to court for custody of the baby .

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The tenth amendment: you can do anything you want.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
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