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Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10)

First Amendment Laws cannot be made that limits the freedom of religion, free speech, free press, or the right to assemble in groups, or ask the government to change things that they disagree.
Second Amendment People have the right to keep or bear arms (guns) because militia (military) is necessary for protection and peace.
Third Amendment The government cannot make homeowners keep soldiers in their homes during times of peace; during war laws must be followed in order to house soldiers in homes.
Fourth Amendment You have the right to privacy and cannot be searched or have property seized without probable cause. No unreasonable searches or seizures. The government must get a warrant that states what they are looking for before they can search.
Fifth Amendment You cannot be charged with the same crime twice (double jeopardy). You do not have to testify against yourself (pleading the fifth). You must be treated fair by the government. You cannot have your property taken without receiving payment for it.
Sixth Amendment You have the right to a speedy trial and face a jury of your peers. You have the right to have an attorney (lawyer). If you are poor and need an attorney, you have the right to have one appointed to you.
Seventh Amendment If you have a dispute over money or property, you have the right to a civil trial by jury to decide the outcome of the dispute.
Eighth Amendment The government cannot assign excessive bail or fines. The government cannot do unusual or cruel punishment.
Ninth Amendment These are not the only rights of the people; they have rights not listed here.
Tenth Amendment The rights that are not given the national government by the constitution are given to the states and to the people.
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