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Bill of Rights
Transcript of Bill of Rights
constitution and states the
rights of all the citizens of
America. It includes the ten amendments. The author is James Madison. The ten amendments state freedoms
that the government can't take away. It was created on September 25, 1789 The Preamble and was ratified December 15, 1791 We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. It is the introduction to the constitution. It includes the basics of the constitution by setting the general principles and what the founders wanted our country to be like. The Amendments The first amendment prohibits the government to make any laws that violate your freedom of religion, speech, press, to assemble, and petition. Amendment 1 It protects your freedom of religion, speech, press, to assemble, and petition. Amendment 2 Every state may have a militia because it is necessary to the security of state, therefor every person has the right to a firearm. It protects the right of owning a firearm and being in a militia. Amendment 3 No soldier can be quartered in a house without the owner's permission. This protects your right of privacy and security. Amendment 4 Right to be secure in themselves, their house(s), their papers, and effects. No person can be violated in this unless by a reasonable and legal case. It protects your right of privacy and security. Every state may have a militia because it is necessary to the security of the state, therefore every person has the right to a firearm. This protects your freedom of religion, speech, press, to assemble, and petition. This protects your freedom of privacy. This protects your freedom of privacy and security. Amendment 5 The court can't put a person on trial for a serious crime unless they are accused by a grand jury. No person can be forced to testify against themselves or punished without going through court. The government has to pay if they take a person's property for public use. It protects your freedom of speech and ownership. Amendment 6 If a person is accused of a crime they have the right to have a speedy and public trial, to confront the accuser, and to have assistance from a lawyer. It protects your right to your freedom of speech and to defend yourself. Amendment 7 Amendment 8 All persons have the right to have a Jury trial if they demand payment from another person that broke a civil law and the value demanded is more than twenty dollars. It protects your freedom of defending yourself. Amendment 9 This protects your freedom of owning a firearm. This protects your freedom of equality. The government can't fine an excessive amount of money, excessive bail, or an unusual punishment for a crime. The rights listed in the 10 amendments to the constitution can't violate any other human rights that were not listed. This amendment protects all of your rights that are not included in the constitution. Amendment 10 Any powers that the constitution did not give to the federal government belong to the states or the people. This prevents the federal government from becoming too powerful. Pearson Education."The Bill of Rights." Fact Monster. 2007. Web. September 2012. http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769450.html
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