Bill of Rights : Amendment Cases

By Christian Renfroe

What are the Bill of rights

The 10 bills of rights protect the rights of citizens and also state the powers that citizens have.

Amendment #1 Freedom of Speech

It means that the government cannot stop you from speaking your own opinion and doing what you want to do.

Amendment #2 Self Protection

All people can defend themselves.

Amendment #3 Privacy in home

People do not have to harbor soldiers in there home.

Amendment #4 Search and seizure

People cannot go through all of your things without permission from the court.

Amendment #5 Double jeopardy

All people deserve to have a fair trial before being put to punishment.

Amendment #6 Accused in criminal

All trials should be put to place in a timely manner, and must take place in a timely manner.

Amendment #7 Right to jury trial

No case can be held against you more than one time.

Amendment #8 Cruel and unreasonable punishment

All punishments cannot be unfair, You cannot be punished cruelly

Amendment #9 Rights retained by people

A persons rights cannot be taken away by the government, But Rights can be added.

Amendment #10 Limited federal power

You have a certain power unless the Constitution says otherwise

What are court cases

A court case shows that some people have had problems with the amendment that the court case is shown to have a problem with.

Court Case #1: Charles T. Schenck V. United States - Amendment 1

Holmes Declared while that freedom of speech needs to be protected, it also needs limits. He gives many reasons and examples, In the end the court agrees with his reasons

Court Case #2: Bliss V. Commonwealth - Amendment Two

Bliss declared that the Constitution stated that the right to bear arms shall not be questioned, Bliss gives many occasions on which people were arrested for carrying a weapon. The Court supports his reasons and agrees with Bliss

Court Case #3: Boyd V. United States - Amendment Four

E.A Boyd's Company was selling glass, the court had decides that he was selling to much glass to a certain company. The Court declared that that was illegal and that the company did not need the glass. Boyd declared that as long as they were paying there was no problem. The Court Agreed.

Court Case #4: Brown V. Ohio - Amendment Five

Court Case #5: Pointer V. Texas - Amendment Six