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Bill of Rights

1st Amendment

Freedom of religion

1st Amendment

Freedom of speech (except for obscenity, defamation, fighting words, and commercial speech)

1st Amendment

Freedom of press

1st Amendment

Right to peaceably assemble

1st Amendment

Right to ask government to right what we think is wrong

2nd Amendment

Right for each state to have a militia

2nd Amendment

Right to bear arms

3rd Amendment

In times of peace, citizens do not have to quarter soldiers (obsolete because of military bases)

4th Amendment

Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures

4th Amendment

Officer searches by getting a warrant with probable cause

4th Amendment

Teachers can search with reasonable suspicion

5th Amendment

If held for capital crime, must be indicted by Grand Jury who decide if there is enough evidence to accuse you

5th Amendment

No double jeopardy

5th Amendment

Can not be forced to testify against (be a witness against) oneself

5th Amendment

Can not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law

5th Amendment

Private property can not be taken for public use without fair compensation (eminent domain)

6th Amendment

In criminal cases, right to a speedy and public trial

6th Amendment

Right to know what you are accused of and to hear witnesses against you

6th Amendment

Right to a lawyer and to obtain witnesses in defence

7th Amendment

Right to a trial by jury in civil cases that exceed $20

8th Amendment

Right to fair bail (no excessive bail fines imposed)

8th Amendment

No cruel and unusual punishments

9th Amendment

Citizens entitled to rights not listed in the Constitution

10th Amendment

Powers not delegated to the US as a whole by the Constitution go to the states

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