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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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5 freedoms or r a p p s
5 Freedoms orR.A.P.P.S.
  • Religion
  • Assembly
  • Press
  • Petition
  • Speech


The right to carry guns



No quartering of troops in homes

search and seizure

Search and Seizure

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



Right not to speak if it will self-incriminate AND

Right to due process



Fair and Speedy (Criminal)

jury trial

Jury Trial

Trial by a jury of your peers (civil)

excessive punishment

Excessive Punishment

Protection from excessive and unnecessary punishment



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

states rights

States’ rights

Laws not listed in the Constitution belong to the individual states



Abolishment of slavery in any form

equal rights

Equal Rights

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

voting rights

Voting Rights

All male citizens are granted the right to vote

income tax
Income Tax
  • Congress now has the power to collect income tax
  • Takes the power away from political machines
direct election of senators
Direct Election of Senators
  • The people now directly elect senators from their state
  • Takes away power from the political machines
  • Forbids the consumption, production, possession or distribution of alcohol
  • Overturned in the 21st amendment
women s suffrage
Women’s Suffrage
  • Gives women the right to vote in national elections
government start date
Government Start Date
  • Changes the time newly elected officials take office from March to Jan.
repeals prohibition
Repeals Prohibition
  • Stops Prohibition and allows for legal consumption of alcohol.
vietnam amendment
Vietnam Amendment
  • 18 year olds get the right to vote.