Bill Of Rights

Jason Valdivia U.S. History , Period 1

What are the Bill Of Rights?

The Bill Of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the constitution . These Amendments list rights that belong to all.
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Amendment 1: Freedom Of Speech

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

court case: miller vs california

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Amendment 2: Right To Bear Arms

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
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Amendment 3:Right To Privacy In Home

No soldier shall, in time peace be quartered in any house , without the consent of the owner , nor in the time of war , but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
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Amendment 4:Unreasonable Search And Seizure

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses ,papers ,and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated , and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause.
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Amendment 5:Double Jeopardy

Enough evidence to Charge people.
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Amendment 6:Rights of the accused criminal cases

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime.
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Amendment 7:Right To Trial By Jury

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 where in the crime shall have been previously ascertained by law.
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Amendment8: Preventing`Crule And Unusual Punishment

Your punishment should fit the crime.

court case: Francis vs Resewber

A 16 year old Willie Francis was convicted of murder. later sentenced to death by the electric chair. due to malfunction with equipment, he received a mild shock but did not die . second time it would be cruel and unusual.

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Amendment 9: Right Retained By The people

just because they made this list doesn't mean they are the only rights .
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Amendment 10: Limiting Federal Powers

what if the constitution doesn't give a certain power to do something.
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