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Ch 15 Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights - the basic rights and freedoms of the American people.
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amendment
a change to the Constitution
After the Constitution was written
it had to be ratified by nine of the states.
The First Amendment
proctects freedom of press or speech; criticizing the government.
The Second Amendment
is the right to keep and bare arms; states had volunteer armies who needed the right to carry guns.
The Fourth Amendment
protects citizens against unreasonable search and seizure.
Due process
a fair trial
Civil trial
cases where there is a need to pay off debts; money owed to be paid.
Appeal a court decision is to
request review by a higher court.
"My beliefs do not allow me to make a pledge to an image or flag." is supported by
the First Amendment.
Bill of Rights (1791)
define citizens' rights in relation to the newly established government under the Constitution.
West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette
The first Amendment protects people's right to speak or to be silent.
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