What are the first 10 amendments usually called?
The Bill of Rights
What do these amendments address?
personal rights and the principles of limited government
What five freedoms are included in the First Amendment?
religion, speech, the press, peaceful assembly, right to petition government with grievances
What are two rights you have if accused according the Fifth Amendment?
To not give evidence against yourself, and to not be tried more than once for the same crime
Why was a speedy public trial important?
to protect us from oppression
What does the Eighth Amendment ensure about any punishment or fines?
They will not be excessive or unusual
To whom do rights not listed in the Constitution go?
to the states or people