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Bill of Rights - Meaning

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First Amendment
5 freedoms: speech, press, religion, assembly, petition
Second Amendment
Right to bear arms
Third Amendment
The government may not house soldiers in private homes without consent of the owner
Fourth Amendment
Protects against unreasonable search and seizure
Fifth Amendment
prohibits government from forcing individuals to testify against themselves, to be tried more than once for a single crime, and taking away a person's life, liberty, or property without due process of law
Sixth Amendment
accused persons have the right to a speedy public trial, by an impartial jury, and to have assistance of counsel
Seventh Amendment
Right to a trial by jury in civil cases
Eighth Amendment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Ninth Amendment
states that people's rights are not limited to just those listed in the Constitution.
Tenth Amendment
powers not specifically given to the federal government, are kept by the people (states)