The Bill of RightsThe first 10 amendmentsTo the U. S. Constitution
Who determines what the  Bill of Rights mean?The Supreme Court makes rulings on the meaningThe Supreme Court balances the ...
The first amendment—5       rights mentionedFreedom of SpeechFreedom of ReligionFreedom of the  PressFreedom of  AssemblyR...
Free speech—limits on the         personThreaten to blow up airplanes, schools or the presidentSexual harassmentCreate too...
Freedom of the press-the press  Can                   CannotPrint any political    Libel– intentionally  position         ...
Establishment Clause―Congress shallmake no lawrespecting anestablishment ofreligion, orprohibiting the freeexercise thereo...
2nd Amendment—Right to bear arms―A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of t...
What is the debate with the   right to bear arms?               • How much can the                 government keep        ...
Third AmendmentThe Government cannot force you to shelter soldiers in your home without your consent in time of war or pea...
Fourth AmendmentWhat does apoliceman needin order tosearch yourhome?• A warrant given  to him by a  judge• Probable cause ...
Fifth Amendment• You cannot be tried for the same crime  twice—called ―Double Jeopardy‖• You do not have to testify• again...
Sixth AmendmentRight tospeedy trialby impartialjury—meaning notfavoringeither side
Sixth Amendment continued                    • You must be told of                      charges                    • You m...
Seventh Amendment             You have             the right to             a jury if you             are suing           ...
Eighth Amendment          • No excessive            bail          • No cruel and            unusual            punishment
Ninth Amendment             We have             tons of             rights but             we couldn’t             list th...
Tenth Amendment          If powers          aren’t given to          the U.S.          (federal,          national)       ...
Works Cited"Bill of Rights - US Constitution - FREE  Presentations in PowerPoint  Format, Free Interactives and Games."  A...
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The Bill of Rights

  1. 1. The Bill of RightsThe first 10 amendmentsTo the U. S. Constitution
  2. 2. Who determines what the Bill of Rights mean?The Supreme Court makes rulings on the meaningThe Supreme Court balances the rights of the individual with the needs of societyIndividual?? Society??
  3. 3. The first amendment—5 rights mentionedFreedom of SpeechFreedom of ReligionFreedom of the PressFreedom of AssemblyRight to petition the government
  4. 4. Free speech—limits on the personThreaten to blow up airplanes, schools or the presidentSexual harassmentCreate too much social chaosExtremely crude language in a public formDisrespectful, vulgar language in schoolsHate crimes
  5. 5. Freedom of the press-the press Can CannotPrint any political Libel– intentionally position injuring a person’sMake fun of people, reputation by false especially facts politicians Disclose defense-Expose wrongs by security secrets the government Detail how to make aSay things you might certain weapons not agree with
  6. 6. Establishment Clause―Congress shallmake no lawrespecting anestablishment ofreligion, orprohibiting the freeexercise thereof.‖
  7. 7. 2nd Amendment—Right to bear arms―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.‖
  8. 8. What is the debate with the right to bear arms? • How much can the government keep guns from criminals and youth? • In order to keep guns away from criminals, does that limit the right of law abiding citizens?
  9. 9. Third AmendmentThe Government cannot force you to shelter soldiers in your home without your consent in time of war or peace.
  10. 10. Fourth AmendmentWhat does apoliceman needin order tosearch yourhome?• A warrant given to him by a judge• Probable cause is also needed
  11. 11. Fifth Amendment• You cannot be tried for the same crime twice—called ―Double Jeopardy‖• You do not have to testify• against your self. ―I plead the• fifth‖• You must have due process of• law before you are convicted• The government cannot take your land unless it pays.
  12. 12. Sixth AmendmentRight tospeedy trialby impartialjury—meaning notfavoringeither side
  13. 13. Sixth Amendment continued • You must be told of charges • You must be provided a lawyer if you cannot afford oneSubpoena – You have the right to havepeople called in your defense even if theydon’t want to
  14. 14. Seventh Amendment You have the right to a jury if you are suing someone (if the amount is over $20)
  15. 15. Eighth Amendment • No excessive bail • No cruel and unusual punishment
  16. 16. Ninth Amendment We have tons of rights but we couldn’t list them all here!
  17. 17. Tenth Amendment If powers aren’t given to the U.S. (federal, national) Government, they go to the states.
  18. 18. Works Cited"Bill of Rights - US Constitution - FREE Presentations in PowerPoint Format, Free Interactives and Games." American Government - FREE Presentations in PowerPoint Format, Free Interactives and Games. Web. 16 Mar. 2010. <http://government.pppst.com/billofrigh ts.html>.

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