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The Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments
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First Amendment
Contains five basic freedoms essential to the American way of life. Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
Second Amendment
The right to bear arms
Third Amendment
Written because colonist were forced to house British soldiers in their homes. In other words, No forced quartering of troops during peace time.
Fourth Amendment
No unreasonable searches or seizures.
Fifth Amendment
Requires indictment, a grand jury; and due process of law for an accused person; protects from self incrimination and double jeopardy; guarantees the right to own property.
Sixth Amendment
An accused person has a right to a prompt, public trial, to be informed of charges, and to have a lawyer.
Seventh Amendment
The right to a jury trial for a case concerning a defective product is guaranteed.
Eight Amendment
Requires reasonable bail and forbids "cruel and unusual" punishments.
Ninth Amendment
The people have many other rights not listed in the Constitution.
Tenth Amendment
Any powers not given to the national govenment by the constitution are reserved for the states or for the people.