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