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All the amendments to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights and some vocab.

The First Amendment

Freedom of speech, religion, press and right to assemble

The Second Amendment

Right to bear arms

The Third Amendment

In peacetime, soldiers cannot be put up in a private home without the owner's agreement.

The Fourth Amendment

The Right to be protected against illegal Search and Seizure.

The Fifth Amendment

Only a grand jury can accuse people of a serious crime. People cannot be forced to give evidence against themselves. People cannot be tried twice for the same crime if not found guilty.

The Sixth Amendment

A public and speedy trial; an impartial jury; to be informed of the nature of the crime; to be confronted by witnesses; right to defense counsel.

The Seventh Amendment

Preserves right of jury trial in cases exceeding $20. Judges cannot overturn the decision of a jury, unless they find mistakes were made.

The Eighth Amendment

No excessive bail; and no cruel and unusual punishment.

The Ninth Amendment

The people may have rights that are not listed in the Constitution

The Tenth Amendment

States and people have powers not clearly given to the government or denied by the states.

The Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the Constitution.


Introduction to the Constitution.


One of seven main divisions of the body of the constitution.


Changes/additions to the Constitution (27 currently).

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