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Objective: To analyze the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. United States Bill of Rights currently housed in the National Archives. The Bill of Rights. 1 st Amendment:. freedom of speech.

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Objective: To analyze the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

United States Bill of Rights currently housed in the National Archives.

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The Bill of Rights

1st Amendment:

  • freedom of speech

In 1965, 13-year old Mary Beth Tinker and her 15-year old brother John wore black armbands to school in Des Moines, Iowa. They wanted to show their mourning for people killed in the Vietnam War and their support for a truce at Christmas. Mary Beth, an eighth grade student at Harding Jr. High School was promptly suspended by her principal, who said no black armbands would be allowed.

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The Bill of Rights

1st Amendment:

  • freedom of religion

Demonstration, Philadelphia, 1983

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The Bill of Rights

1st Amendment:

  • freedom of the press

Quotations: Thomas Jefferson on the Freedom of the Press

“…were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter…” --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787.

"Our citizens may be deceived for awhile, and have been deceived; but as long as the presses can be protected, we may trust to them for light."--Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart. 1799.

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The Bill of Rights

1st Amendment:

  • freedom of assembly

Handbill advertising a rally of Klansmen in Wichita, Kansas.

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The Bill of Rights

1st Amendment:

  • freedom of petition
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The Bill of Rights

2nd Amendment:

  • right to bear arms
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The Bill of Rights

2nd Amendment:

  • right to bear arms

Image courtesy of Scott Bieser and scottbieser.com

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The Bill of Rights

3rd Amendment:

  • quartering of soldiers

Image courtesy of Linda Causey and aperfectworld.org

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The Bill of Rights

4th Amendment:

  • protection against unreasonable searches and seizures

Image courtesy of Stu’s Law Cartoons

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The Bill of Rights

4th Amendment:

  • protection against unreasonable searches and seizures

Image courtesy of the Hearst Corporation and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer .

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The Bill of Rights

4th Amendment:

  • protection against unreasonable searches and seizures

Image courtesy of Cox & Forkum

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The Bill of Rights

5th Amendment:

  • protection from self-incrimination

Image courtesy of Stu’s Law Cartoons

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The Bill of Rights

5th Amendment:

  • protection from “double jeopardy”
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The Bill of Rights

5th Amendment:

  • protection from uncompensated eminent domain

Image courtesy of Mike Keefe, The Denver Post & InToon.com

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The Bill of Rights

5th Amendment:

  • must be indicted by a grand jury

Image courtesy of Stu’s Law Cartoons

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The Bill of Rights

6th Amendment:

  • right to a speedy trial by jury

Image courtesy of T. McCracken and McHumor.com

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The Bill of Rights

6th Amendment:

  • right to anattorney

Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

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The Bill of Rights

7th Amendment:

  • right to a trial by jury in civil cases (a lawsuit between two people rather than between you and the government)

Image courtesy of T. McCracken and McHumor.com

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The Bill of Rights

8th Amendment:

  • protection from cruel or unusual punishment

Image courtesy of Mike Keefe, The Denver Post & InToon.com

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The Bill of Rights

8th Amendment:

  • protection from excessive bail or fines

Image courtesy of Stu’s Law Cartoons

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The Bill of Rights

9th Amendment:

  • rights not specifically mentioned in the Constitution cannot be denied to the people

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

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The Bill of Rights

10th Amendment:

  • All powers not given to the federal government should be left up to the states or to the people.

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