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8th Grade - Bill of Rights
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).