Bill of Rights

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1st Amendment

Guarantees the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and the right to petition government.

2nd Amendment

Guarantees the right to bear arms.

3rd Amendment

Prohibits the quartering of soldiers in homes in peacetime.

4th Amendment

Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.

5th Amendment

Requires grand jury indictment for a serious crime, bans double jeopardy, no loss of life, liberty or property without due process of law.

6th Amendment

Guarantees the right to a speedy, impartial public trial in criminal cases with counsel and the right to cross examine.

7th Amendment

Guarantees the right to jury trial in civil suits involving $20.00 or more.

8th Amendment

Prohibits excessive bail or fines or cruel or unusual punishment

9th Amendment

We have many other rights than what are listed in the Bill of Rights. Our rights are not limited by the Bill of Rights.

10th Amendment

Asserts that powers not delegated to the national government or denied to the states are reserved to the states.