Bill Of Right

Daniel Onwuka. Period 2. 12/18/2014

What are the bill of rights?

The bill of rights is created to help protect the people of the United States.

Bill 1: Freedom Of Speech

The first amendment makes no law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech.

Bill 2: The rights to bare arms

Citizens also have a right to protect themselves. To protect the country, citizens sometimes must serve as soldiers.

Bill 3: The rights to privacy in home

Soldiers cant barge in and demand to live in your house 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. They also have to say where they want to search and what they are looking for.

Bill 5: Double jeapardy and due process of law

For a crime, a grand jury has to decide if there is enough evidence to charge you.

Bill 6: The right of the accussed in criminal cases.

If you are charged with a crime, your trial should happen as soon as possible. You should not sit in jail for years waiting for a trail.

Bill 7: The right to a jury trail

You can have a jury settle civil cases involving a lot of money. One the case is decided, it can not be brought up again in another court.

Bill 8: Preventing cruel and unusual punishment

Your punishment should fit your crime. You should not have to pay too much bail or unreasonable fine.

Bill 9: right retained by the people

Just because we made this list does not mean these are the only rights you have.

Bill 10: Limiting federal Powers

The powers not delegated to the United states by the constitution, not prohibited by it, to the states , are reserved to the sates respectivdyer to the people.

Amendment 1:

Court Case: New York Times Co vs United States


Summary:The supereme court ruled in favor of the New York Times. In this case, while publication may been an embarassment to the goverment, the court believed it did not threaten national security.

Amendment 8:

Court Case: Robinson vs California


Summary: The supereme court ruled that imprisonment for a misdemeanor was cruel and unusual punishment and therefore unconstitutional.

Amendment 5:

Court Case: barron vs Baltimore


Summary: The court found that the city of baltimore did not have to pay for damages done to private property during constitution.

Amendment 4:

Court Case: Arizona vs Evans

Amendment 9:

Court Case: Griswold vs Connecticut