Bill of Rights activated in 1791
1: freedom of speech, religion, press, petition, and assembly
2: right to bear arms
3: no quartering of troops
4: no unreasonable search or seizure
5: indictment, double jeopardy, protection against self incrimination, and due process.
6: speedy public trial by jury of peers, cross examination, right to defense council.
7: lawsuit and juries
8: no cruel or unusual punishment, no excessive fines.
9: listing rights here doesn't define others
10: delegated and reserved powers.
Reasons Framers initially did not want a bill of rights?
thought Constitution contained liberties and rights
Most state constitutions had a bill of rights
thought they created a government with limited specific powers