2 Amendment 1Freedom of Speech- right to speak without censorship or limitationFreedom of Religion- freedom of belief/worship. No state sponsored religion.Freedom of the Press- freedom of communication and expression in electronic media and published materialsFreedom of assembly- right to come together and express common interestsRight to petition- right to make a complaint to the government
3 Amendment 2Right to keep and bear arms- assertion that people have a personal right to weapons
4 Amendment 3Protection from quartering of troops- The military cannot house its troops at private residences without the consent of the owners.
5 Amendment 4Protection from unreasonable search and Seizure- law enforcement needs a warrant supported by probable cause in order to search you.
6 Amendment 5Due process- the government must respect all the legal right owed to a person according to the law. (what the gov has to do before taking your freedom)Double jeopardy- Can’t be tried twice for the same crime.Self-incrimination- Cant be forced to testify against yourself.Eminent domain- The government can take your property if they pay you a fair price.
7 Amendment 6 Trial by jury- Right to an impartial jury. Confrontation clause- the accused has the right to know who is saying they’ve committed the crime, and to ask them questions.Speedy Trial- right to a quick trial.Public Trial: Public trial in the area where the crime was committed.Right to Counsel- If you can’t afford a lawyer, the court will give you one.
8 Amendment 7Civil trial by jury- In all cases over $ you have the right to a jury trial. (It used to be $20.00)
9 Amendment 8Prohibition of excessive bail- Bail is the money given to the court as a promise that the accused with return for their trial. If they don’t show up, they lose their bail.Cruel and unusual punishment- the problem- what exactly is cruel or unusual?
10 Amendment 9Protection of rights not specifically listed in the bill of rights- Just because it isn't in the constitution, doesn’t mean that you don’t have the right.
11 Amendment 10Powers of states and people- Any powers not specifically given to the national government are left to the states and the people.