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The Bill of Rights Breakdown

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Caitlin Seibel

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Transcript of The Bill of Rights Breakdown

The Constitution Bill of Rights The Second Amendment The Third Amendment What do all these Amendments mean? The First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,or prohibit the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Citizens have the right of self
defense. Military can not force you to house
their soldiers. The Fourth Amendment The Fifth Amendment BREAKDOWN!!! By Caitlin Seibel The Sixth Amendment The Seventh Amendment The Eighth Amendment The Ninth Amendment The Tenth Amendment No one can enter your house or take your belongings without a warrant. A well regulated militia,being necessary to the
security of a free state, the right of the people to
keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. What it means: Words to know:
Arms: weapons What it says: No Soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered
in any house, without the consent of the owner
nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law What it says: What it means: Words to know:
quarter: to house Words to know:
warrant: written orders authorizing a person to make an arrest, a seizure or a search. What it says: What it means: The Government:
can not force you to practice a certain religion
cannot restrict you form saying and writing what you believe
cannot keep you from discussing a topic with others
cannot keep you from wanting a change in something
Words to know:
petition: formally drawn request What it means: What it says: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall no be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. What it says: No person should be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand jury, except in a case arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
What it says:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. What it means: No one can be charged with large amounts of money or suffer strange consequences What it says: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. What it means: Rights that are not listed in the Constitution are still given to the people. What it says: In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
What it means: What it means: No one can be charged twice for the same crime. Everyone has the right to remain silent and cannot have their life, freedom or property taken away from them during a trial. Words to know:
indictment: the act of charging with a crime Even in non-criminal cases you are still guaranteed a trial by jury. What it says: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
What it means: Powers that are not given to the government or not allowed to the people, are given to the people and states. What it says: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
What it means: Everyone is given a fast trial with a fair jury.
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