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Constitutional Protections 1-69
protections of the Bill of Rights :)
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The government can't establish an official state religion.
The government can't prevent citizens from freely exercising their religion.
Citizens have the right to free speech.
The press and other media have the right to report the truth.
Citizens have the right to assemble peacefully
Citizens have the right to petition the government for the redress of grievances.
Citizens have the right to keep and bear arms.
A well regulated militia is needed to keep us safe and free.
The government can't house soldiers in citizen's homes in peacetime.
During a war the government may keep soldiers in citizen's homes, but only in a manner prescribed by law.
The government can't arrest you, search your house, or seize your property unreasonably.
Search warrants will only be established if probable cause has been established.
Warrants must list the specific people or property to be seized and the specific places to be searched.
No one will be tried for a serious crime unless a grand jury has decided that there is sufficient evidence that the accused may have committed a crime.
There is an exception for active duty military personnel who are fighting in a war.
No one can be tried twice for the same crime.
No one can be forced to testify against herself.
No one can be convicted or punished without due process.
Property cannot be taken for public use without just compensation.
The accused has the right to a speedy and public trial.
The accused has a right to an impartial jury.
All trials shall take place in the locality where the crime was committed.
The accused has the right to know the charges against her.
The accused has the right to confront the witnesses against her.
The accused has the power to compel witnesses to appear in her favor.
The accused has the right to counsel.
Citizens have the right to a jury trial in civil cases.
The verdict of the jury can not be set aside except in a manner prescribed by law.
The amount of bail or fines shall not be excessive.
No one shall be punished in a way that is cruel or unusual.
People have rights that are not listed in the Bill of Rights.
Any powers not exclusively given to the Federal Government belong to the States or to the people.
Any powers that the Constitution does not deny to the States are held by the States.
No federal court may try a case in which one of the states is being sued by a citizen of a different states or citizens or a foreign country.
The candidate with the majority of electoral votes shall be President.
If no candidate has the majority, the House of Representatives will pick the President.
President and Vice-President will be chosen separately.
Slavery and involuntary servitude are forbidden.
Forced labor is okay for convicts.
Congress has the power to enforce the ban on slavery.
All people born or naturalized in the United States are citizens.
No state can make or enforce a law that takes away or limits a citizen's rights.
No state shall deprive a citizen of life, liberty, or property without due process.
If a state denies eligible citizens the right to vote, those citizens will not be counted as part of the state's population for purposes of representation.
Anyone who took an oath to support the Constitution and then took part in rebellion is banned from government service.
A two-thirds vote of each house of Congress can remove the ban.
The United States will not pay debts that result from rebellion.
No one shall be denied to the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The federal government may collect income tax.
Senators will be elected by the people of the state, not by the state legislature.
Manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors is banned.
The right to vote shall not be denied or abridge on the basis of sex.
New Presidents will now be sworn in on January 20th instead of March 4th.
Congress shall meet at least once a year starting on January 3rd.
If the President elect dies or is otherwise disqualified, the Vise President elect will become president.
If they both die or are disqualified, Congress shall decide what to do.
Prohibition is repealed. Alcohol is now legal.
States, counties, and towns are still free to ban alcohol, and it's still illegal to make, sell, or transport booze in those communities.
No one may be elected president more than twice.
If the President dies and the Vice President becomes President and serves for more than two years, he or she may only be elected one more time.
Washington D.C. gets 3 electoral votes.
Poll taxes are not allowed.
If the President is removed from office, dies, or resigns, the vice president will become president.
If the office of the vice president becomes vacant, the president may appoint a new one.
The new vice president must be approved by both houses of congress.
If the President writes a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives stating that he is unable to perform his duties, The Vice President shall be acting President until another to the contrary is received.
If the President is unable or unwilling to write such a letter, the Vice President and a majority of the principal officers of the executive can ask that President be removed agrees by two thirds vote that the President is incapable of performing his duties.
The legal voting age is changed from 21 to 18.
If Congress votes to give itself a raise or cut in salary, the change won't take effect until after the next Congressional election.
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