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Bill Of Rights

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1st Amendment
Protects freedom of speech, religion and press
2nd Amendment
Protects the right to bear arms
3rd Amendment
Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers out of war time
4th Amendment
Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause
5th Amendment
Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy
6th Amendment
Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel
7th Amendment
Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law
8th Amendment
Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment
9th Amendment
Asserts the existence of unenumerated rights retained by the people
10th Amendment
Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution
Bill Of Rights
-first 10 amendments added to the Constitution in 1791
-formal list of citizens formal rights and freedoms