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sixth amendment Right to prompt and public trial decided by a jury, a person must be informed of the charges against them, can hear and question all witnesses and have their own witnesses, right to legal counsel (attorney)
seventh amendment in cases involving money or property over $20, the right to a trial by jury is preserved
eighth amendment protects against excessive bail and fines, protects against cruel and unusual punshments
ninth amendment there are rights reserved to the people that are not listed in the constitution, refers to the natural rights of people, also called unenumerated rights - those not spelled out to the constitution
tenth amendment powers that are not reserved to the federal government nor prohibited to the states belong to the states or people, limits the power of the federal government
suffrage the right of voting
double jeopardy the act of putting a person through a second trial for an offense for which he or she has already been prosecuted or convicted
due process the government has to follow rules and establish procedures in everything it does, this protection helps to ensure justice
eminent domain government power to take private property for public use without the owner's consent
pleading the fifth a person's refusal to a question on the ground that the answer might incriminate the person
explain "form a perfect union" mean from the Preamble to make everything in our country as perfect as possible
Created by: ineyhart