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The Bill of Rights. The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution of the U.S. F.A.T. S.I.T. J.E.P.S. 1 st Amendment. 5 Freedoms or R.A.P.P.S. Religion Assembly Press Petition Speech. 2 nd Amendment. Arms. The right to carry guns. 3 rd Amendment. Troops.

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The Bill of Rights


The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution of the U.S.


F.A.T.S.I.T.J.E.P.S


1st Amendment


5 Freedoms orR.A.P.P.S.

  • Religion

  • Assembly

  • Press

  • Petition

  • Speech


2nd Amendment


Arms

The right to carry guns


3rd Amendment


Troops

No quartering of troops in homes


4th Amendment


Search and Seizure

Gov’t cannot search or perform a seizure of your personal property without just cause


5th Amendment


Incrimination

Right not to speak if it will self-incriminate AND

Right to due process


6th Amendment


Trial

Fair and Speedy (Criminal)


7th Amendment


Jury Trial

Trial by a jury of your peers (civil)


8th Amendment


Excessive Punishment

Protection from excessive and unnecessary punishment


9th Amendment


People

The people of the U.S. have more rights than those listed


10th Amendment


States’ rights

Laws not listed in the Constitution belong to the individual states


The Civil War Amendments


13th Amendment


Slavery

Abolishment of slavery in any form


14th Amendment


Equal Rights

Protects the rights of all people. Also called the Equal Protection Clause


15th Amendment


Voting Rights

All male citizens are granted the right to vote


16th Amendment


Income Tax

  • Congress now has the power to collect income tax

  • Takes the power away from political machines


17th Amendment


Direct Election of Senators

  • The people now directly elect senators from their state

  • Takes away power from the political machines


18th Amendment


Prohibition

  • Forbids the consumption, production, possession or distribution of alcohol

  • Overturned in the 21st amendment


19th Amendment


Women’s Suffrage

  • Gives women the right to vote in national elections


20th Amendment


Government Start Date

  • Changes the time newly elected officials take office from March to Jan.


21st Amendment


Repeals Prohibition

  • Stops Prohibition and allows for legal consumption of alcohol.


26th Amendment


Vietnam Amendment

  • 18 year olds get the right to vote.


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