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Politics of the United States
Bill of Rights
This is a set for our Bill of Rights and Preamble exam!
Terms in this set (32)
Has 5 rights:
1- freedom of religion
2- freedom of speech
3- freedom of the press
4- right to peaceably assemble
5- right to petition the government
The right to bear arms (buy and own guns)
Protects people against the quartering of soldiers (NO QUARTERING= you have the right to say "no" to soldiers who want to come into your house, sleep in your bed and eat your food)
No searches (looking for things) or seizures (taking things) without a warrant (permission from a judge). LEAVE MY THINGS ALONE!
Your legal rights after being accused of a crime-
1- the right to a grand jury - people who observe your trial
2- no double jeopardy- you can't be charged with the same crime twice
3- no self-incrimination- you can't be told to say things that will go against you. you have the right to remain silent
4- due process- the government has to follow the same steps after you are accused of a crime
5- private property (for example, your house) cannot be taken without the government paying you a fair price first
If you are accused of committing a serious crime, you have the right to
1- a speedy trial- fast trial
2- a public trial- trial that everyone can see
3- an impartial jury- jury must be fair
4- be told what you are accused of
5- a lawyer (even if you don't have any money!)
Has to do with civil trials (problems between people or businesses). You have the right to a trial by jury.
Person's right before and after a trial.
Before: A judge cannot ask for too much bail.
After: You cannot be asked to pay too much in fines.
No cruel and unusual punishments.
Has to do with the rights of the people- Not all of our rights are written in the Constitution; we still have rights even if they are not written in the Constitution
Has to do with the power of the states' governments. The federal government only has the rights written in the Constitution. The rest of the rights will go to the states.
The introduction to the Constitution. Lists the goals in the Constitution. Begins with the words "We the People"
A change in the Constitution
To change the Constitution
When someone uses too much of the power they have
To defend; to make safe
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