Bill of Rights

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Bill of Rights

First Amendment

The Bill of Rights

The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

Second Amendment

This amendment gives all of the citizens the right to bear arms in order to protect themselves

Third Amendment

This amendment It prohibits, in peacetime or wartime, the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent.

Fourth Amendment

The amendment guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.

Fifth Amendment

This amendment protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure. Its guarantees stem from English common law which traces back to Magna Carta in 1215.

Sixth Amendment

This amendment sets forth rights related to criminal prosecutions.

Seventh Amendment

The amendment the right to a jury trial in certain civil cases, and asserts that cases may not be re-examined by another court.

Eighth Amendment

This amendment prohibiting the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishments, including torture. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that this amendment's Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause applies to the states.

Ninth Amendment

The amendment addresses rights of the people that are not specifically enumerated in the Constitution.

Tenth Amendment

Amendment states the Constitution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or the people.


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