Bill of Rights - Meaning
Terms in this set (10)
5 freedoms: speech, press, religion, assembly, petition
Right to bear arms
The government may not house soldiers in private homes without consent of the owner
Protects against unreasonable search and seizure
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
accused persons have the right to a speedy public trial, by an impartial jury, and to have assistance of counsel
Right to a trial by jury in civil cases
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
states that people's rights are not limited to just those listed in the Constitution.
powers not specifically given to the federal government, are kept by the people (states)