The Bill of Rights

What are the Bill of Rights?

The Bill of Rights are a set of amendments made to the constitution that basically state our rights as American citizens.

Bill 1

This bill states that you can do pretty much anything legal that you wish because it's part of your freedom of speech and religion.
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Bill 2

The second amendment says that people have a right to "bear arms" which in English, means that you have the right to have your own gun, as long as you are of age.
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Bill 3

Amendment 3 states that a soldier can't force you to live in your house.
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Bill 4

The cops can't barge into YOUR home and just start looking for stuff, they have to have a search warrant.
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Bill 4

In order to be tried, they have to have enough evidence to charge you...BUT if they don't end up convicting you, and they find MORE evidence (the dead body in your car) to send you to prison..they can't, because you can't be charged more than one time for the same crime.

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Bill 6

The trial should occur soon after you are arrested, because they can't keep you in jail for a long amount of time. In the trial, you ARE allowed to have a lawyer and witnesses.

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Bill 7

Civil cases regarding large amounts of money, can be settled by a jury.
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Bill 8

Your punishment should fit your crime. If you stole a candy bar, they can't sentence you to death..
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Bill 9

The government is not allowed to take your rights away.
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Bill 10

The states are allowed to do something if the constitution doesn't say they can't
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