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  1. The Bill of Rights

  2. Amendment 1 • Guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition

  3. Amendment 2 • Guarantees the right to bear arms

  4. Amendment 3 • Restricts the ability of the federal government to house troops in the homes of citizens

  5. Amendment 4 • Protects individuals against unreasonable search and seizures

  6. Amendment 5 • Requires grand jury accusation for a federal crime • Forbids the government from forcing someone to give testimony evidence that would implicate himself/herself • Prevents double jeopardy • Prohibits unfair actions by the federal government

  7. Amendment 6 • Guarantees an accused person a swift and fair trial

  8. Amendment 7 • Guarantees the right to a jury trial in civil cases tried in federal court

  9. Amendment 8 • Protects people from cruel and unusual punishment and excessive bail

  10. Amendment 9 • Establishes that people have rights beyond those said in Constitution

  11. Amendment 10 • Establishes that all powers not given to federal government or held from state government are given to each state/citizen • In Winona Lake, Wisconsin, it is illegal to eat ice cream at a counter on Sunday. And don't expect to order a slice of cherry pie a la mode in Kansas on the Lord's Day. No restaurant is allowed to serve it unless they're willing to run afoul of local police. Marbles, Dominoes, and yo-yos are also banned on Sundays in a handful of states.

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