The Bill of Rights The first 10 amendments To the U. S. Constitution
Who determines what the Bill of Rights mean? <ul><li>The Supreme Court makes rulings on the meaning </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
The 1 st  Amendment 5 essential rights to protect  natural rights <ul><li>Freedom of Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of R...
Freedom of Religion <ul><li>“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free ex...
Establishment Clause  — Government cannot promote religion
Free exercise clause-The  person Can     Cannot <ul><li>Choose whatever religion </li></ul><ul><li>Lead a prayer in most e...
Freedom of speech <ul><li>“Congress shall make no laws . . .  abridging the freedom of speech” </li></ul>
Free speech– The individual can: <ul><li>Say any political belief </li></ul><ul><li>Protest (without getting out of contro...
Free speech—limits on the person <ul><li>Threaten to blow up airplanes, schools or the president </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual ...
Freedom of the press <ul><li>Congress shall make no law  . . . abridging . . . the freedom of the press.” </li></ul>
Freedom of the press- the press Can Cannot <ul><li>Print any political position </li></ul><ul><li>Make fun of people, espe...
Freedom of Assembly <ul><li>Congress shall make no law . . . Abridging . . . The people to peaceably assemble” </li></ul>
Freedom of Assembly Individual Can   Cannot <ul><li>Protest  </li></ul><ul><li>Parade (with a permit) </li></ul><ul><li>Pa...
Petition the Government <ul><li>“Congress shall make no law . . . Abridging . . . the people. . . to petition the governme...
Petition the government <ul><li>You may sue the government for wrongs </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot be punished for exposin...
2 nd  Amendment—Right to bear arms <ul><li>“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the...
What is the debate with the right to bear arms? <ul><li>How much can the government keep guns from criminals and youth? </...
3 rd  Amendment <ul><li>The Government cannot force you to shelter soldiers in your home without your consent in time of w...
Rights of the Accused Amendments 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
4 th  Amendment <ul><li>What does a policeman need in order to search your home?   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A warrant given t...
5 th  Amendment <ul><li>You cannot be tried for the same crime twice—called “Double Jeopardy” </li></ul><ul><li>You do not...
6 th  and 7 th  Amendments <ul><li>6 th -criminal cases unanimous verdict, 7 th  civil cases no unanimous vote for verdict...
8 th  Amendment <ul><li>No excessive bail </li></ul><ul><li>No cruel and unusual punishment </li></ul>Prisoner kissing his...
Amendments 9 and 10 <ul><li>9- Rights to the People -  This is supposed to mean that if the rights were not spelled out sp...
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Topic 1 HSS 11.1.2

  1. 1. The Bill of Rights The first 10 amendments To the U. S. Constitution
  2. 2. Who determines what the Bill of Rights mean? <ul><li>The Supreme Court makes rulings on the meaning </li></ul><ul><li>The Supreme Court balances the rights of the individual with the needs of society </li></ul>Individual?? Society??
  3. 3. The 1 st Amendment 5 essential rights to protect natural rights <ul><li>Freedom of Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of the Press </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Right to petition the government </li></ul>
  4. 4. Freedom of Religion <ul><li>“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise there of” </li></ul><ul><li>Two clauses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishment clause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Exercise clause </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Establishment Clause — Government cannot promote religion
  6. 6. Free exercise clause-The person Can Cannot <ul><li>Choose whatever religion </li></ul><ul><li>Lead a prayer in most examples </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions about religions </li></ul><ul><li>Worship who ever you want </li></ul><ul><li>Break the law and claim it is religious belief </li></ul><ul><li>Raise children without education </li></ul><ul><li>Deprave children of basic needs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Freedom of speech <ul><li>“Congress shall make no laws . . . abridging the freedom of speech” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Free speech– The individual can: <ul><li>Say any political belief </li></ul><ul><li>Protest (without getting out of control) </li></ul><ul><li>Say things about someone that are true </li></ul><ul><li>Burn the flag </li></ul><ul><li>Say racist and hate slogans </li></ul><ul><li>Free speech means someone might say something you disagree with </li></ul>
  9. 9. Free speech—limits on the person <ul><li>Threaten to blow up airplanes, schools or the president </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Create too much social chaos </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely crude language in a public form </li></ul><ul><li>Disrespectful, vulgar language in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Hate crimes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Freedom of the press <ul><li>Congress shall make no law . . . abridging . . . the freedom of the press.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Freedom of the press- the press Can Cannot <ul><li>Print any political position </li></ul><ul><li>Make fun of people, especially politicians </li></ul><ul><li>Expose wrongs by the government </li></ul><ul><li>Say things you might not agree with </li></ul><ul><li>Libel– intentionally injuring a person’s reputation by false facts </li></ul><ul><li>Disclose defense-security secrets </li></ul><ul><li>Detail how to make a certain weapons </li></ul>
  12. 12. Freedom of Assembly <ul><li>Congress shall make no law . . . Abridging . . . The people to peaceably assemble” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Freedom of Assembly Individual Can Cannot <ul><li>Protest </li></ul><ul><li>Parade (with a permit) </li></ul><ul><li>Parade chanting hate slogans </li></ul><ul><li>Gang members can congregate in public </li></ul><ul><li>Establish teen curfews </li></ul><ul><li>Protest by throwing rocks and breaking windows </li></ul><ul><li>Hang out on private land against owners will—loitering </li></ul>
  14. 14. Petition the Government <ul><li>“Congress shall make no law . . . Abridging . . . the people. . . to petition the government for a redress of grievances” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Petition the government <ul><li>You may sue the government for wrongs </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot be punished for exposing wrongs by the government </li></ul><ul><li>The courts decide the wrongs </li></ul>
  16. 16. 2 nd Amendment—Right to bear arms <ul><li>“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. What is the debate with the right to bear arms? <ul><li>How much can the government keep guns from criminals and youth? </li></ul><ul><li>In order to keep guns away from criminals, does that limit the right of law abiding citizens? </li></ul>
  18. 18. 3 rd Amendment <ul><li>The Government cannot force you to shelter soldiers in your home without your consent in time of war or peace. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Rights of the Accused Amendments 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
  20. 20. 4 th Amendment <ul><li>What does a policeman need in order to search your home? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A warrant given to him by a judge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probable cause is also needed </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. 5 th Amendment <ul><li>You cannot be tried for the same crime twice—called “Double Jeopardy” </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to testify against your self. “I plead the fifth” </li></ul><ul><li>You must have due process of law before you are convicted </li></ul><ul><li>The government cannot take your land unless it pays. </li></ul>
  22. 22. 6 th and 7 th Amendments <ul><li>6 th -criminal cases unanimous verdict, 7 th civil cases no unanimous vote for verdict </li></ul><ul><li>Right to speedy trial by impartial jury—meaning not favoring either side </li></ul><ul><li>You must be told of charges </li></ul><ul><li>You must be provided a lawyer if you cannot afford one </li></ul>
  23. 23. 8 th Amendment <ul><li>No excessive bail </li></ul><ul><li>No cruel and unusual punishment </li></ul>Prisoner kissing his Mom in prison
  24. 24. Amendments 9 and 10 <ul><li>9- Rights to the People - This is supposed to mean that if the rights were not spelled out specifically in the Constitution, then those rights belonged to the people. For example, the Constitution has nothing in it about who you use for your Internet service provider. Therefore, the government cannot deny you that choice. </li></ul><ul><li>10-Rights to the States - This is supposed to mean that if the rights were not spelled out specifically in the Constitution, then those rights belonged to the states. For example, the Constitution is silent about driving a car. The power to grant licenses for driving is a power left to the states. Each state has its own law, which is why you can drive a car by yourself at age 15 in South Carolina but have to wait until age 18 in California unless you take a DMV course then you can drive at 16. </li></ul>

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