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BILL OF RIGHTS
Transcript of BILL OF RIGHTS
EASY WAY TO REMEMBER THE TOP 10!
TEACH HAND SIGNALS
AMENDMENT II: BEAR ARMS
AMENDMENT III: NO QUARTERING TROOPS
AMENDMENT IV: SEARCH & SEIZURE
Secure in person, houses, papers and effects
against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Warrants must have probable cause and be specific
incident to arrest
cars, sort of
AMENDMENT V: DUE PROCESS
No double jeopardy
Not testify against yourself
Not deprived of life, liberty or property w/o due process
Property not taken for public use
AMENDMENT VI: CRIMINAL TRIAL RIGHTS
Speedy & Public Trial
Know why you are being arrested/tried
Assistance of Counsel
They can't lock you up and throw away the key!
AMENDMENT VII: CIVIL TRIAL
Criminal law= you violated a law. Jail.
Common Law, now called Civil law = you violated a regulation/contract/personal injury. Fines.
Right to a jury
AMENDMENT VIII: EXCESSIVE PUNISHMENTS
No excessive bail
No excessive fines
No cruel AND unusual punishments
AMENDMENT IX: RIGHTS RETAINED BY THE PEOPLE
AMENDMENT X: RIGHTS RETAINED BY STATES OR PEOPLE
CRUEL & UNUSUAL?
Psych season 3 episode 12 minute 21:40-21:50. Just a
funny. (They must have removed this from YouTube)
Petition the Government
These are NOT the Bill of Rights, but a few mnemonics to help with test:
Amendments 18 and 21 go together, 18 prohibited liquor, 21st repealed it. So at 21 years of age, you can drink!
20th Amendment: President takes office on Jan. 20th.
22nd Amendment: Two 2 year terms for President!
25th Amendment: 2-5 Stayin' Alive! VP takes over if Prez dies!
26th Amendment: 2+6=8Teen to vote!