Bill of rights project

Kaitlynne Jean

What are the Bill of Rights ?

The first 10 amendments of the constitution.

Bill 1: Freedom of Speech

what is means- people can gather in groups "religion" and complaints about the government and speak up.

Bill 2: Right to bear arms

what it means- they have a right to protect themselves.

Bill 3: The right to privacy in the home

what is means - soldiers can not walk into a house without a content of the owner.

Bill 4: Unreasonable search and seizure

What it means - people can secure in there houses or wherever they live. So meaning the police cant just walk into your house.

Bill 5: Self-incrimination

what is means- if you commit a crime you have to go to a grand jury. The jury decides if you are guilty, and not guilty cant be trialed again.

Bill 6: Accused in criminal cases

what it means- if you are guilty then you have to go to trial. ( If guilty, trial happens ASAP!) Its also opened to the public.

Bill 7: The right to a Jury Trial

what it means- once the jury settles civil cases involving a lot of money, and after its decided it cant be brought back up.

Bill 8: Preventing cruel punishment

what is means- if you got charged guilty, your punishment should fit your consequence.

Bill 9: Rights retained by the people

what it means- you cant over power the government rules.

Bill 10: Limiting federal power

what it means- if it is not a rule in the constitution then you/ your states have that power.

1: court case ( states rights vs. federal rights) 9th amendment

summary~ the federal gov. had little power and the states rights had more power. The people were more for states rights.

2: court case ( New York times co. vs united states) 1st amendment

summary~ the federal government tried to block the new York times from publishing a report that revealed international government strategies leading up to the Vietnam War.

3: court case ( Gregg vs. Georgia ) 8th amendment

summary` they had to change Gregg's punishment because all the other states had changed they way they did/ had their death penalties.