Bill of Rights
Daniel Barron, US History, Bl:1
The 1st Amendment
Freedom of speech-
This bill means that, nobody or thing can take away your right to say or write anything you want
Court case:Charles T. Schenck vs. US
Charles was drafting people into the army, where the government said it violated the espionage act, but Charles accused the government of violating his freedom of speech for drafting up people for the army, but was later found guilty because more evidence was provided against Charles.
The 2nd Amendment
This bill means that people may volunteer for the army, and the government can't take away your right to bare an arm for protection
Court case:Mcdonald vs. Chicago
This case was one of the first and most important cases that were part of the District of Columbia vs. Heller, those who approved the right to bare arms won, for the soul purpose of protection from criminals.
The 4th Amendment
This bill protects you from police searches that occur for no reason, or of those that don't have a search warrant
Court case:Mapp vs. Ohio
In this case, Dollree Mapp was convicted for owning obscene items that somehow related to a recent bombing, police officers had no right to search her home thus arresting her for the photos & books was for no reason.This eventually led to the supreme court which over ruled her conviction with an exclusionary rule that had been applied to the states, finally giving the states its fourth amendment right