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1 The first 10 amendments to the Constitution
The Bill Of Rights The first 10 amendments to the Constitution

2 The 1st Amendment Freedom of: Religion Assembly Press Petition Speech

3 2nd Amendment The right to bear arms

4 3rd Amendment No quartering of troops in private homes during peacetime

5 4th Amendment No searches or seizures of property without a valid warrant describing the place to be searched and the object to be seized.

6 5th Amendment Must be indicted (grand jury) - formally accused of a crime No double jeopardy- cannot be tried twice for the same crime

7 5th Amendment You do not have to testify against your self. I pled the 5th! Cannot be forced to incriminate yourself (give evidence that will point to your guilt).

8 6th Amendment Right to a fair and speedy trial:
Told the charges against themselves Impartial jury Trial held in district of crime

9 6th Amendment Confront witnesses against themselves
Subpoena witnesses for themselves Have an attorney

10 7th Amendment The right to have a jury in a civil trial

11 8th Amendment Bail and/or punishment cannot be cruel or unusual

12 Silent 9th Amendment The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Any individual right not protected in the Bill of rights are protected here in the 9th amendment RIGHTS

13 10th Amendment All power not delegated (given) to the Federal government is reserved (saved) for the state governments.


15 Civil War Amendments 13th amendment- Former slaves are now free
No slavery allowed in the U.S. and territories

16 Civil War Amendments 14th Amendment All former slaves are citizens
All born or naturalized citizens are entitled to due process of law

17 Civil War Amendments 15th Amendment
All males 21 years or older are eligible to vote regardless of former conditions of servitude, race, or creed.

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