The Bill Of Rights The first 10 amendments to the Constitution
The 1st Amendment • Freedom of: • Religion • Press • Assembly • Speech • Petition
2nd Amendment • The right to bear arms
3rd Amendment • No quartering of troops in private homes during peacetime
4th Amendment • No searches or seizures of property without a valid warrant describing the place to be searched and the object to be seized.
5th Amendment • Must be indicted (grand jury) - formally accused of a crime • No double jeopardy- cannot be tried twice for the same crime
5th Amendment Cannot be forced to incriminate yourself (give evidence that will point to your guilt).
5th Amendment • Military will have their own trials
5th Amendment • Eminent Domain-Must be paid a fair amount for property taken for use by the government
6th Amendment • Right to a fair and speedy trial: • Told the charges against themselves • Impartial jury • Trial held in district of crime
6th Amendment • Confront witnesses against themselves • Subpoena witnesses for themselves • Have an attorney
7th Amendment • The right to have a jury in a civil trial
8th Amendment • Bail and/or punishment cannot be cruel or unusual
9th Amendment • The first eight amendments to the Constitution are not the only rights that the people have. There are many rights that are not listed. RIGHTS
10th Amendment • All power not delegated (given) to the Federal government is reserved (saved) for the state governments.
Civil War Amendments • 13th amendment- • Former slaves are now free • No slavery allowed in the U.S. and territories
Civil War Amendments • 14th Amendment • All former slaves are citizens • All born or naturalized citizens are entitled to due process of law
Civil War Amendments • 15th Amendment • All males 21 years or older are eligible to vote regardless of former conditions of servitude, race, or creed.