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Title: The Bill Of Rights and other Amendments


1
The Bill Of Rights and other Amendments
2
Bill of Rights
  • First 10 amendments (changes or additions) to the
    Constitution.
  • Added at the request of Anti-Federalists to
    protect peoples rights and prevent govt. from
    becoming too powerful.
  • There are limits to all the freedoms!

3
Bill of Rights
  • 1st Amendment Protects freedoms of speech,
    religion, press, assembly, and petition.

4
Bill of Rights
  • 2nd Amendment Protects the right to own guns.

5
Bill of Rights
  • 3rd Amendment Protects citizens from being
    forced to house soldiers in time of peace.
  • Result from what British Act?

6
Bill of Rights
  • 4th Amendment Protects against illegal search
    and seizure.

7
Bill of Rights
  • 5th Amendment Protects the rights of people
    accused of crimes.

8
Bill of Rights
  • 6th Amendment Guarantees a fair and speedy
    public trial.

9
Bill of Rights
  • 7th Amendment Guarantees a jury trial in civil
    cases.

10
Bill of Rights
  • 8th Amendment Prevents excessive bail and
    cruel or unusual punishment.

11
Bill of Rights
  • 9th Amendment Gives people rights and powers
    that arent listed in the previous amendments.

12
Bill of Rights
  • 10th Amendment Gives the state governments
    powers not listed in the previous amendments.

13
Slave-Related Amendments
  • 13th Amendment Outlawed Slavery
  • 14th Amendment Gave rights to former slaves.
    Equal Rights to ALL
  • 15th Amendment Gave black males the right to
    vote.

14
Other Important Amendments
  • 19th Amendment Gave women the right to vote.
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