History Alive! Chapter 10 - The Bill of Rights
Terms in this set (21)
Freedom of speech, press, petition, assemble, and religion
Right to bear arms
Citizens cannot be forced to house and feed soldiers (quartering troops)
Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures
-No double jeopardy
- No self-incrimination required
-Must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt
-Grand jury must decide if there is evidence for a trial
-Land taken for a public purpose must be paid for
Criminal Trial Rights
-Right to a speedy and public trial
- Right to a jury trial
-Right to an attorney
Civil Trial Rights
-Right to a jury trial
-A judge cannot overturn a jury's decisions
Protection from cruel and unusual punishment and unreasonably high bail
Some rights are not in the Constitution, yet retained by the people
States are protected from excessive federal power
Bill of Rights
a formal listing of the basic rights of the U.S. citizens. First ten amendments to the constitution.
payment given to someone to offset, or makeup for, a loss or injury
a person who is required to defend himself or herself in a legal action
putting a person on trial more than once for the same crime
the concept that the government must follow clear rules and act reas
giving testimony that can be used against oneself, you can not be forced to testify against yourself in a court of law
an order from a judge that authorizes police or other officials to take a certain action
person most responsible for writing the Bill of Rights
tells people who are arrested for a crime that they have the right to remain silent
job of protecting the rights listed in the Bill of Rights belongs mainly to them
Power of a government to take private property for public use, just compensation must be given.
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