Congress can't make a law about religion, keep you from saying what you want, or stop you from asking the government to change something.<br />In our words – Congress can’t stop you from your religion. They can’t keep you from talking about what you want or having a demonstration to change things.<br />Amendment 1<br />http://www.sonofthesouth.net/revolutionary-war/political/continental-congress.jpg<br />
Congress can't stop people from having and carrying weapons, because we need to be able to defend ourselves.<br />In our words – Congress can’t stop citizens from using weapons because we have the right to defend ourselves.<br />Amendment 2<br />http://api.ning.com/files/KWguRf9Id6mPJOSU47CtGRSfmAObmlb1LjRibPaTyHg_/Weapons_Group_01.jpg<br />
You don't have to let soldiers live in your house, except if there is a war, and even then only if Congress has passed a law about it.<br />In our words – You can forbid soldiers from living in your house, but you need to let them in if there is a war<br />Amendment 3<br />http://teachers.ewrsd.k12.nj.us/gray/soldiers_of_revolution.jpg<br />
Nobody can search your body, or your house, or your papers and things, unless they can prove to a judge that they have a good reason to think you have committed a crime.<br />In our words – Nobody can search your things unless they can prove that you probably did something bad.<br />Amendment 4<br />http://www.freefoto.com/images/28/31/28_31_4---Crime-Scene-Do-Not-Enter_web.jpg?&k=Crime+Scene+Do+Not+Enter<br />
You can't be tried if there's not enough evidence. If the jury decides you are innocent, you can’t be tried again. You don’t have to say anything at your trial. <br />In our words – you can’t be tried without a grand jury. You don’t have to say anything. They can’t try you again if you are innocent.<br />Amendment 5<br />http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/Grand_Jury/WELCOME_1.JPG<br />
You have a right to a quick trial. The trial has to be public. The case has to have a jury of ordinary people. You have to know what you are accused of, to see and hear the witnesses against you, and to get help with witnesses and a lawyer.<br />In our words – You can’t be in jail forever without seeing the judge. You have the right to a lawyer and get witnesses.<br />Amendment 6<br />http://mason.gmu.edu/~rrotunda/lawyer-vulture.JPG<br />
You also have the right to a jury when it is a civil case (a law case between two people rather than between you and the government).<br />In our words – A jury can make a decision that it thinks is the truth between two people.<br />Amendment 7<br />http://imherehesthere.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/vicks-jury.png<br />
The government can't make you pay more than is reasonable in fines, and the government can't order you to have cruel or unusual punishments (like torture).<br />In our words – The government can’t treat you different than others even if you are convicted.<br />Amendment 8<br />http://www.msad40.org/mvhs/library/images/Government.jpg<br />
Just because these rights are listed in the Constitution doesn't mean that you don't have other rights too.<br />In our words – You have other rights not listed in the Constitution. <br />Amendment 9<br />http://www.arb.ca.gov/permits/bill-of-rights.jpg<br />
Anything that the Constitution doesn't say that Congress can do should be left up to the states, or to the people.<br />In our words – The state and people should decide what to do if it is not in the Constitution.<br />Amendment 10<br />http://moranmustangs.org/mariap/files/2010/10/constitution.jpg<br />
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