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The Bill Of Rights

TermDefinition
First Amendment freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly,and petition
Second Amendment right to serve in militia and bear arms
Third Amendment limits governments power to house solders with citizens
Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable search and seizure
Fifth Amendment "Due Process": protects a person accused of a crime; must follow specific procedures before convicting
Sixth Amendment additional rights of accused: trial by jury representation of a lawyer
Seventh Amendment right to a jury in civil cases (those not involving a crime)
Eighth Amendment prohibits excusive bail or fines as well as cruel or unusual punishment
Ninth Amendment says that these enumerated rights are not the only rights that citizens have
Tenth Amendment powers not specifically givin to national governments or denied belong to the states
Petition a formal request
Poll tax money paid in order to vote
Treason words or actions that endanger the government
Suffrage the right to vote
Eminent Domain right of the government to take private property for public use
Due process following rules established to protect those accused of crime
Double jeopardy cannot be put on trial twice for the same crime
Indict to formally accuse someone of a crime
Created by: bama1212