The bill of rights edu 290

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The bill of rights edu 290

  1. 1. EDU 290Katlyn Watkins
  2. 2.  First 10 Amendments to the United States Constitution. Finalized on December 15, 1791. First introduced by James Madison.
  3. 3.  Protect the natural rights of a person’s liberty and property. Guarantee a certain amount of freedoms. Limits the governments power.
  4. 4.  Congress can’t make laws from keep you from practicing your choice of religon. Congress can’t restrict what you want to write/publish in a book or newspaper. Congress can’t stop you from holding a peaceful protest against something.
  5. 5.  Congress can’t keep people from having weapons in order to defend themselves.
  6. 6.  You have the choice to not let soldiers live in your home, except in a time of war.
  7. 7.  No one can search you, house, or any of your property unless the courts have a reason to think that you have committed a crime.
  8. 8.  You can’t be tried for any type of serious crime without a Grand Jury whether or not there is enough evidence. If you are found not guilty then you can’t be tried for the same crime even with a different jury. You have to be convicted by a jury in order to receive any type of punishment.
  9. 9.  If arrested you have the right to a speedy trial. You can’t be kept in jail without being tried for a crime.
  10. 10.  You have the right to a jury if you are involved with a civil case. ◦ A civil case is between two people rather than between you and the government.
  11. 11.  The government can’t set an unreasonable bail or fine amounts. The government can’t order cruel and unusual punishment.
  12. 12.  These rights are listed in the Constitution, but are not your only rights.
  13. 13.  Anything that the Constitution doesn’t say should be left up to the states and people.

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