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1 Bill of Rights

2 The Constitution describes how the government should run but citizens wanted to be able to also limit the government’s power and protects its citizens.

3 September 25, 1789 Congress voted to approve the 10 Amendments written by James Madison, known as the Bill of Rights.


5 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion Speech Press Right to Assemble

6 2nd Amendment Right for each state to have a militia and a volunteer army Right to “keep and bear arms”


8 3rd Amendment No Soldiers should be Quartered in time of Peace or War without owner’s permission.

9 Forbids “unreasonable searches and seizures”
4th Amendment Forbids “unreasonable searches and seizures”

10 5th Amendment Protects citizens against “Double Jeopardy”
Cannot be put on trial or punished twice for the same crime Cannot be forced to be a witness against themselves Cannot be punished or lose property without due process.


12 6th Amendment Fair Trial, Trial by Jury, Jury must not be prejudiced, Speedy and public and Right to have a lawyer.


14 7th Amendment Guaranteed a trial by jury in civil cases

15 8th Amendment No excessive bail or fines No Cruel or Unusual Punishment

16 9th Amendment Rights that all people have, that is not said fully in the Bill of Rights.

17 10th Amendment Whatever is not written in the Constitution, Powers given to the state and the people.

18 13th amendment Slavery or servitude except as punishment for a crime


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