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THE BILL OF RIGHTS. WHAT ARE THEY?. Why did we need a Bill of Rights. Some States asked for it to be included in order to ratify (Approve) the constitution. To provide protection to the citizens of the U.S. Individual Freedoms

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the bill of rights



why did we need a bill of rights
Why did we need a Bill of Rights
  • Some States asked for it to be included in order to ratify (Approve) the constitution.
  • To provide protection to the citizens of the U.S.
    • Individual Freedoms
  • Addresses colonial grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence.
1 st amendment
1st Amendment
  • Basic Rights of U.S. Citizens
    • Freedom of Speech
    • Freedom of Religion
    • Freedom of Press
    • Freedom of Assembly
    • Freedom of Petition
  • The constitution DOES NOT protect
    • Slander
    • Endangers to public saftey
2 nd amendment
2nd Amendment
  • Dispute with Great Britain
  • The right to bear arms and maintain a militia.
    • To protect themselves in early American history.
3 rd amendment
3rd Amendment
  • Dispute with Great Britain
  • Prevents the military from forcing citizens to give housing to soldiers.
4 th amendment
4th Amendment
  • Unreasonable searches and seizures
  • Authorities must obtain a Search Warrant
    • Emergency Search
5 th amendment
5th Amendment

1.The government can not punish anyone for a crime without due process of law.

2.Prevents self testifying

3.Prevents double jeopardy

-Being charged twice for the same crime.

4.Protection of Private Property

- Eminent Domain (For the interest of the public

6 th amendment
6th Amendment
  • The accused has the right to ….
    • A Quick Public Trial
    • Awareness of the Charges
    • Question testifying witnesses
    • An Attorney
      • Government may provide
7 th amendment
7th Amendment
  • Juries can decide civil cases.
    • Cases that do not break a law, but cause damage to someone
8 th amendment
8th Amendment
  • Allows for defendants to post bail.
    • Allows defendants to not stay in jail, while waiting for trial.
  • Bans cruel and unusual punishment
    • Punishments must have guidelines
9 th amendment
9th Amendment
  • The rights listed in the constitution are not the only rights citizens have.
    • Free public education
10 th amendment
10th Amendment
  • The states and the people have additional powers beyond those specified in the constitution.
    • Balances power between State and National Government