20 terms

Bill of Rights, Bill of Rights (scenarios)


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First Amendment
5 freedoms: speech, press, religion, assembly, petition
Sixth Amendment
A constitutional amendment designed to protect individuals accused of crimes. It includes the right to counsel, the right to confront witnesses, and the right to a speedy and public trial.
Fourth Amendment
Protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures. No soldier, Gov agent, or police can search your home without a search warrant.
Second Amendment
Right to bear arms
Third Amendment
The government may not house soldiers in private homes without consent of the owner
Fifth Amendment
A constitutional amendment designed to protect the rights of persons accused of crimes, including protection against double jeopardy, self-incrimination, and punishment without due process of law.
Seventh Amendment
Right to trial by jury in civil cases
Eight Amendment
forbids excessive bail and cruel or unusual punishment
Ninth Amendment
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Tenth Amendment
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Amendment 1
A person decides to write a petition to stop a waste water treatment center from building near his/her town. What amendment are they exercising?
Amendment 2
The police come to your house and arrest your father for having a gun which he legally owns. What amendment has been violated?
Amendment 3
The government forces you to house 5 soldiers in your home. What amendment does not allow this?
Amendment 4
A police officer pulls you over for speeding. He has you step out of the car and then searches it. He has no warrant or probably cause. What amendment protects you from this?
Amendment 5
A person is found not guilty of armed robbery. The courts decide to try him again. What amendment does not allow this?
Amendment 6
You choose to have your criminal case heard by a jury. What amendment have you used?
Amendment 7
A person is arrested but never sees a judge or courtroom. He is kept in jails for 18 months. What amendment was violated?
Amendment 8
A person is sentenced to death for murder. The governor chooses to let the person be executed by having him thrown out of an airplane. What amendment has been violated?
Amendment 9
The government says that no one in America is allowed to wear the color blue anymore. What amendment says the government cannot do this?
Amendment 10
The government says that states can't decide to build roads in their state. What amendment has been violated?

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