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Bill of Rights

Amendment/ClauseDefinition
First Amendment Freedom of speech, press, peaceable assembly, religion, and petition the government for a grievance.
Second Amendment Right to keep and bear Arms.
Fourth Amendment Forbids unreasonable searches and seizures, they need probable cause or a court order for warrant.
Fifth Amendment - Self-incrimination clause No person can be legally compelled to answer any question in any government proceeding if that answer could lead to their persecution.
Fifth Amendment - Due process clause Prohibits unfair, arbitrary actions by the federal government.
Fifth Amendment - Double jeopardy clause You can't be tried twice for the same crime.
Fifth Amendment - Eminent domain clause If the government takes your private property for public purposes it must provide just compensation.
Sixth Amendment Speedy trial, public trial, impartial jury, being informed of the charges, can confront the witnesses against you, lawyer, right to present a case, tried where the crime is committed.
Eight Amendment No cruel and unusual punishment and no excessive fines and bail.
Ninth Amendment Although the Constitution has civil liberties, it does not mean there are not other rights also held by the people.
Tenth Amendment Identifies the area of power that may be exercised by the States (gives States their rights).
Fourteenth Amendment - what LEVEL of government does it protect against States
Fourteenth Amendment - Citizenship clause Citizenship is by birth or naturalization
Fourteenth Amendment - Equal protection clause The states cannot take away equal protection
Fourteenth Amendment - Due process clause Life, liberty, and property cannot be taken away without due process.
Created by: Matti