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Title: Rights and Responsibilities of a U.S. Citizen


1
Rights and Responsibilities of a U.S. Citizen
2
Why do I need to Know my Rights and
Responsibilities as a U.S. Citizen?
3
Bill of Rights
4
Bill of Rights
  • Amendments official changes, corrections or
    additions to Constitution
  • Bill of Rights first 10 amendments to
    the Constitution

5
Bill of Rights
  • A bill of rights is what the people are entitled
    to against every government on Earth,and what no
    just government should refuse.
  • Thomas Jefferson

6
But what if we had no Rights!!!!!!
  • But what if we didnt have the Bill of Rights!!!!!

7
Bill of Rights
  • The First Amendment protects peoples right to
  • Practice religion.
  • Speak freely
  • Assemble (meet)
  • Address the government (petition)
  • Freedom of the press (newspaper, radio, tv,
    internet)

8
Bill of Rights
  • Second Amendment
  • Protects peoples rights to own guns.

9
Bill of Rights
  • The Third Amendment
  • Guarantees that the army cannot force homeowners
    to give soldiers room and board.

10
The Bill of Rights
  • The Fourth Amendment
  • Protects people from the government taking their
    property, paper or person without a valid
    warrant.

11
Bill of Rights
  • The Fifth Amendment
  • Protects people from being held on a crime unless
    they are properly indicted (accused)
  • You may not be tried twice for the same crime
    (double jeopardy)
  • You dont have to testify against yourself.

12
The Bill of Rights
  • The Sixth Amendment guarantees
  • A speedy trial
  • An impartial jury
  • That the accused can confront the witnesses
    against them
  • The accused the right to have a lawyer.

13
The Bill of Rights
  • The Seventh Amendment
  • In any civil case (not criminal) where any award
    can exceed twenty dollars, the accused shall have
    the right to have a
  • trial by jury.

14
The Bill of Rights
  • The Eighth Amendment guarantees
  • That punishment will be fair, and not cruel, and
    the extraordinarily large fines will not be set.

15
The Bill of Rights
  • The Ninth Amendment
  • Even if the Constitution does not specifically
    mention certain rights, the people still have
    those rights.

16
The Bill of Rights
  • The Tenth Amendment
  • States that any power not granted to the federal
    government belongs to the states or the people.
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