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
7th: Civil trial by jury
9th: Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights
10th: Powers of states and people
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.