Amendments to the U.S. Constitution -- 8th Grade American History
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5 Basic Freedoms: Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition
Right to bear arms.
Protects home privacy; Forbids the forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime.
Forbids searches and seizures of private property without a search warrant
(1) No Self-Incrimination (right to remain silent) (2) No Double Jeopardy (3) No deprivation of life liberty or property without "due process of law" (fair treatment)
(1) You have the right to a fair and speedy trial. (2) The right to counsel in criminal trials. You get a free lawyer ("public defender") if you cannot afford one. (3) Right to a jury in criminal trials
Right to jury in civil trials (in lawsuits of $20 or more)
The government cannot inflict cruel and unusual punishment. No excessive bail.
rights retained by the people, that some rights were not listed but should still be protected
federal government has only those powers specifically granted by the Constitution. Other rights are reserved for the states.
Declares that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens and are guaranteed equal protection of the laws
States cannot deny any person the right to vote because of race.