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

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

  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 Cannot be forced to incriminate yourself (give evidence that will point to your guilt).

  8. 5th Amendment • Military will have their own trials

  9. 5th Amendment • Eminent Domain-Must be paid a fair amount for property taken for use by the government

  10. 6th Amendment • Right to a fair and speedy trial: • Told the charges against themselves • Impartial jury • Trial held in district of crime

  11. 6th Amendment • Confront witnesses against themselves • Subpoena witnesses for themselves • Have an attorney

  12. 7th Amendment • The right to have a jury in a civil trial

  13. 8th Amendment • Bail and/or punishment cannot be cruel or unusual

  14. 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

  15. 10th Amendment • All power not delegated (given) to the Federal government is reserved (saved) for the state governments.

  16. CIVIL WAR AMENDMENTS

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

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

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