Bill of Rights Miss. Strang U.S. Government 10th Grade Click to go to the next slide
Main Menu 5th Amendment 2nd Amendment 4th Amendment 6th Amendment 7th Amendment 8th Amendment 9th Amendment 10th Amendment 3rd Amendment 1st Amendment Click here when you’re done to answer a review question!
1st Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. • Freedom of religion • Allows you to practice and religion you wish and prohibits the United States from establishing a set religion. • Freedom of speech • Allows you as a citizen to speak freely as long as you do not put anyone in danger • Freedom of press • Allows you to print or put in the media anything you wish as long as you put no one in danger • The freedom to assemble and petition • Allows you to assemble in a group and petition change in government as long as you do not cause a present danger. Return to Main Menu
2nd Amendment A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. • Right to keep and bear arms in order to maintain a well regulated militia. • Allows you to own a gun. Return to Main Menu
3rd Amendment No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. • No quartering soldiers • Protects citizens from being told they must allow soldiers into their homes. Return to Main Menu
4th Amendment The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. • Freedom for unreasonable search and seizures. • Protects citizens from having themselves, property, etc. from being searched without a warrant or probable cause. Return to Main Menu
5th Amendment No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. • You must be told what you are being tried for. • You must be told your Miranda rights. • You may never be tried for the same crime twice. • Nothing can be used against you in court if it was taken against constitutions law. • If evidence was gathered without a warrant, it may not be used in court. Return to Main Menu
6th Amendment In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. • Right to a speedy trial. • You can not be held for a long period of time without being told when your trail is going to be. • You have the right to an attorney, and if you can not get one, one will be appointed to you. Return to Main Menu
7th Amendment In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. • The right of a jury to be present during a trial. • When you are being tired there must be a jury present. Return to Main Menu
8th Amendment Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. • Freedom from excessive bail. • The amount of bail can not be to the point that is extremely expensive. • Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. Return to Main Menu
9th Amendment The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. • Just because a certain right is not listed in the Constitution does not necessarily mean it is not include. • Example: the right to privacy Return to Main Menu
10th Amendment The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. • Certain Powers are reserved to the states. • Allows there to be a separation of powers between the federal government and the state government. Return to Main Menu
Review Question Susie and a few friends want to make a bible group for after school. The principle says they are not allowed to do this. Does the principle have the right to say no? A: No it violates the 1st Amendment B: Yes because it is a public school C: No because it violates the 9th Amendment
Correct!! The principle does not have to right to tell Susie and her friends they can not have a bible group after school because the 1st amendment allows the freedom of religion. If they asked to meet during school hours, the principle may say no because it may infringe their beliefs on others. Click to go to the final slide
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Try Again! Although it is a public school the students still have the right to practice their beliefs after school. The 1st amendment allows this to be possible. Click here to go back to review question and try again! If you need to go back and review the 1st amendment.
Try Again! Although the 9th amendment is in the constitution to remind congress and the people that just because a right is not stated in the constitution does not mean it does not exist, the 1st amendment is the reason the principle is unable to say not. Click here to go back to review question and try again! If you need to go back and review the 1st amendment and the 9th amendment.