The Bill of Rights
...as in the first 10 amendments to our great Constitution!
Terms in this set (21)
1st Amendment - say what you want
Freedom of speech
The right to bear arms (right to own a gun)
Government troops cannot be ordered to live in your house.
1st Amendment - Newspapers, TV, Radio, Magazines
Freedom of the press
Police must have get a search warrant from the courts in order to search your house
Guarantee of due-process of law;
The right to a fair and "speedy" trial;
1st Amendment - church, mosque, synagogue, temple, alter, etc...
Freedom of religion
Right to trial by jury in civil cases
1st Amendment - Petition
Complain about something the government is doing
8th Amendment - Death Penalty or not?
protection from cruel or unusual punishment
rights not mentioned in the constitution belong to the people
1st Amendment - Assembly
Right to peacefully gather in a public place
powers not given to the United States are given to states or people
5th Amendment - Remain Silent!
You do not have to say anything that would get you into more trouble
5th Amendment - Double Jeopardy
Person cannot be convicted of or punished for the same crime twice
6th Amendment - representation
The right to have a lawyer
Government can't make an "official" religion for the United States or make any religion illegal
Free Exercise Clause
Government can't prevent the practice of any religion
8th Amendment - $$ to get out of jail
no excessive or unreasonable bail
5th Amendment - Eminent Domain
Government can take your private property in order to benefit the public as long as they pay you a fair price for it.