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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

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