Bill of Rights Project

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By : Dylan Skiba

What are the bill of rights

The bill of rights is a documents that states the rights you have.
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1st Amendment : Freedom of speech, press, and religion

You can say what you want, write what you want, and follow who you want.
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2nd Amendment : Right to bear arms

You are allowed to carry a firearm.
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3rd Amendment : Right to privacy in the home

The governments cannot force you to house and feed soldiers.
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4th Amendment : Unreasonable search and seizure

The government cant go in your house, search everything, and take your personal belongings.
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5th Amendment : Double jeopardy, self incrimination, and due process of law

You can only be charged for a crime once, you don't have to say anything that is against yourself, and a grand jury decides if your guilty in a capital crime.
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6th Amendment : Rights of the accused in criminal cases

Your trial must be soon, public, and with a jury.
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7th Amendment : Right to a jury trial

You can use a jury to settle civil cases [one time only per case].
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8th Amendment : Preventing cruel and unusual punishment

You must get the right punishment for your crime.
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9th Amendment : Rights retained by the people

You have more rights than what is on the bill of rights and the government cannot take them away.
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10th Amendment : Limiting federal powers

If the constitution doesn't say that the states can't do it, then the states have that power.
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Court Case about Amendments

1st- Tinner vs. Des Moines Independent school district :


Freedom of speech at school. You have the right to express yourself up to a point. Students and teachers don't shed their constitutional rights at the gates. Tinner won.


3rd- Bennett vs. Wainwright : Police raids. The Plaintiffs argued that a police raid shot and killed by a state trooper consisted an illegal occupation. No sense in a single state trooper and several deputy sheriffs count as soldiers. Wainwright won.


4th : Katz vs. United States : Illegal gambling operations across state lines. Wire tapping phone booths is violation the 4th amendment. Evidence not conclusive.


4th- mapp vs. Ohio


6th- Cunningham vs. California

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