Bill of Rights Project



What is bill rights?  Is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the untied states constiution

Why  were they created? In response to call from several states for greater constitutional protection

Who opposed the creation of bill of rights ? Opposed including a bill of rights on the ground

Why are they important?  to keep the states in line

Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

Law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of the people

Amendment 2

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

To the security of a free state the right of the people to keep and bear arms

Amendment 3

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

That a soldier should not enter a person house without premission during the war but if so do it and a manner way not with force

Amendment 4

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, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized

That a person should be feel safe and there houses and that there personal stuff should not be bothered with not if you dont have permisson and should not be violated

Amendment 5

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

A person shall not be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury except in cases ariising in the land or naval forces or in the militia when in actual service in time of war or public danger nor shall any person

Amendment 6

n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence

That if a person get caught speeding and a police catch them they will get a ticket or be fine with a ticket

Amendment 7

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

In suits at common law shall be preserved and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise

Amendment 8

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

That a person will only have a bail if they didnt commit anything cruel but if so they will be held without bail

Amendment 9

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

If i a law is a law and it is held against a person it shall not be deny

Amendment 10

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The united states by the constitution nor prohibited by it to the states are reserved to the states

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