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Title: The Bill of Rights


1
The Bill of Rights
  • The first 10 amendments
  • To the U. S. Constitution

2
The First Amendment 5 rights
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Freedom of Assembly
  • Right to petition the government

3
2nd AmendmentRight to bear arms
  • A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the
    security of a free state, the right of the people
    to bear arms shall not be infringed.

4
What is the debate with the right to bear arms?
  • How much can the government keep guns from
    criminals and youth?
  • In order to keep guns away from criminals, does
    that limit the right of law abiding citizens?

5
Third Amendment
  • The Government cannot force you to shelter
    soldiers in your home without your consent in
    time of war or peace.

6
Rights of the Accused Amendments 4-8
7
Fourth Amendment
  • What does a policeman need in order to search
    your home?
  • No one can search your house without a permit or
    probable cause

8
Fifth Amendment
  • You cannot be tried for the same crime
    twicecalled Double Jeopardy
  • You do not have to testify against your self. I
    plead the fifth
  • You must have due process of law before you are
    convicted
  • The government cannot take your land unless it
    pays.

9
Sixth Amendment
  • Right to speedy trial by impartial jurymeaning
    not favoring either side

10
Seventh Amendment -
  • You are guaranteed trial by jury

11
Eighth Amendment
  • No excessive bail
  • No cruel and unusual punishment

12
Ninth Amendment
  • People have more rights than those listed in the
    Constitution

13
Tenth Amendment
  • The powers not written in the Constitution, or
    forbidden by states, are given to the states or
    the people

14
Amendment 13
  • No slavery in the U.S.

15
Amendment 14
  • Anyone born here is a citizen
  • Right to vote shall not be based on race, color,
    or the fact you were a slave

16
Amendment 19
  • Women get the right to vote

17
Amendment 26
  • Anyone 18 or older has the right to vote

18
Freedom of religion
19
Freedom of ReligionA person Can Cannot
  • Choose whatever religion
  • Lead a prayer in most examples
  • Ask questions about religions
  • Worship whoever he or she wants
  • Break the law and claim it is religious belief
  • Raise children without education
  • Deprave children of basic needs

20
Freedom of speech
  • Congress shall make no laws . . . abridging the
    freedom of speech

21
Free speech The individual can
  • Say any political beliefs
  • Protest (without getting out of control)
  • Say things about someone that are true
  • Burn the flag
  • Free speech means someone might say something you
    disagree with

22
Free speechlimits on the person
  • Threaten to blow up airplanes, schools or the
    president
  • Sexual harassment
  • Create too much social chaos
  • Extremely crude language in a public form
  • Disrespectful, vulgar language in schools
  • Hate crimes

23
Freedom of the press-the press Can Cannot
  • Libel intentionally injuring a persons
    reputation by false facts
  • Disclose defense-security secrets
  • Detail how to make a certain weapons
  • Print any political position
  • Make fun of people, especially politicians
  • Expose wrongs by the government
  • Say things you might not agree with

24
Freedom of the press
  • Congress shall make no law . . . abridging . . .
    the freedom of the press.

25
Freedom of Assembly
  • Congress shall make no law . . . Abridging . . .
    The people to peaceably assemble

26
Freedom of AssemblyIndividual Can Cannot
  • Protest by throwing rocks and breaking windows
  • Hang out on private land against owners
    willloitering
  • Protest
  • Parade (with a permit)
  • Gang members can congregate in public

27
Petition the government
  • You may sue the government for wrongs
  • You cannot be punished for exposing wrongs by the
    government
  • The courts decide the wrongs

28
Petition the Government
  • Congress shall make no law . . . Abridging . . .
    the people. . . to petition the government for a
    redress of grievances
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