Bill of Rights

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

Why were they created?

They were created in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power.

Why are they important?

The bill of Rights were necessary to safeguard individual liberty.

First 10 amendments

1st: Freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government

2nd: Right for the people to keep and bear arms, as well as to maintain a militia.

3rd: Protection form quartering of troops

4th: Protection from unreasonable search and seizure

5th: Due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, private property

6th: Trial by jury and other rights of the accused

7th: Civil trial by jury

8th: Prohibition of excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment

9th: Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights

10th: Powers of states and people

Own Words

1st: Being able to say anything and believe in anything you want

2nd: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to carry around a weapon

3rd: No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner

4th: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated

5th: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury

6th: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial

7th: The right of trial by jury shall be preserved

8th: Excessive bail should not be required

9th: The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or others retained by the people


Which is most important?

The most important amendment to me is the 1st amendment, Freedom of religion, speech, and the press; right of petition and assembly, because in a world where you couldn't choose your own religion or say what you want would cause a complete catastrophe . We are our own people meaning that no two of us are exactly alike. different people have different personalities meaning different views on different matters. by us having this amendment we don't only have the freedom of choice, but an enabled learning opportunity for everyone to investigate the actual reason behind ones worship or speech.

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