The Bill Of Rights

Holland Brady, U.S. History, Period 1

What are the Bill of Rights?

The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution

Amendment 1 Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition

The congress couldn't make a law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech.

Amendment 2: Right to keep and bear arms

Being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms.

Amendment 3:Conditions for quarters of soldiers

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment 4: Right of search and seizure regulated

No warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons of things to be seized.

Amendment 5: Provisions concerning prosecution

No person shall be held for a capital, or otherwise it's on infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case.

Amendment 6: Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district.

Amendment 7: Right to a trial by jury

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved.

Amendment 8: Excessive bail, cruel punishment

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor unusual punishments.

Amendment 9: Rule of construction of Constitution

The enumeration in the constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny.

Amendment 10: Rights of the States under Constitution

The powers not delegated to the United States but by the constitution