Bill of rights project
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.