Bill Of Rights
-The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
Why was the Bill of Rights Created, Who created them?
-George Mason was one of the leading figures in creating the Bill of Rights. After storming out of the Constitutional Convention because the Constitution didn't contain a declaration of human rights, he worked to pass amendments that would protect citizens from an intrusive government.
Who opposed the creation of the Bill of Rights?
-The Federalists opposed including a bill of rights on the ground that it was unnecessary. The Anti-Federalists, who were afraid of a strong centralized government, refused to support the Constitution without one.
Why are the Bill of Rights important?
-The Importance Of Limited Government. The Bill of Rights were added to the Constitution to address fears raised by the Anti-Federalists during the ratification of the Constitution that the Constitution did not provide sufficient protection against abuses of power by the federal government.
First Amendment-Freedom of religion, speech, and the press; right of petition and assembly
Second Amendment-Right to bear arms
Third Amendment-Government can not force people to quarter troops in their homes
Fourth Amendment-Protects against unreasonable search and seizure
Fifth Amendment-Rights of people accused of crimes
Sixth Amendment-Right to trial by jury in criminal cases
Seventh Amendment-Right to trial by jury in civil cases
Eight Amendment-forbids excessive bail and cruel or unusual punishment
Ninth Amendment-People's rights are not limited to those listed in the Constitution
Tenth Amendment-States or people have all powers not denied or given to federal government by the Constitution
Out of all Amendments, which is the most important to you, and why?
- 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.