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The Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights
Basic Rights and Participation
Amendment Process
Federal Government
Bills come to Law
Legislative Branch
Executive Branch
Judicial Branch

This page will inform you about the Bill of Rights


The Explaination of the Bill of Rights

1) Guarantees freedom of religon, speech, assembly, and press, and the right of people to petition the government.

2) Protects the rights of states to maintain a militia and of citizens to bear arm.

3) Restricts quartering of troops in private homes.

4) Protects against "unreasonable searches and seizures."

5) Assures the right not to be deprived of "life, liberty, or property,without due process of law."

6) Guarantees the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartail jury.

7) Assures the right to a jury trial in cases involving the common law (the law established by previous court and decisions)

8) Protects against excessive bail, or cruel and unusual punishment.

9) Provides that people's rights are not restricted to those specified in the first eight amendments.

10) Restates the Constution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states and to people.


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