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Bill of Rights

1st freedom of religion, speech, press, petition the government
2nd right to bear arms
3rd No quartering soldiers
4th no ureasonable search and seizure, must be probable cause and have a search warrant
5th entitled to due process of the law, must have a grand jury indictment, no double jeopardy, no self-incrimination (don't have to testify against yourself), eminent domain
6th right to a speedy and public trial, an impartial jury, witnesses and legal counsel (lawyers)
7th entitled to a jury trial for lawsuits over $20
8th forbids excessive bail, and cruel and unusual punishment
9th there are rights other than those listed in the constitution that are protected
10th some powers are limited and reserved for the states
13th outlawed slavery
14th minorities give due process and equal protection of the law
15th voting rights given to minorities
19th women's suffarage (given right to vote)
24th no poll taxes
26th voting age of 18
civil liberties the freedom to think and act without government interference or fear of unfair legal treatment
petition a formal request for government action
libel written untruths that are harmful to someones reputation
slander spoken untruths that are harmful to someone's reputation
probable cause a strong reason to think that a person or property was involved in a crime
search warrant a court order allowing police to search property and seize evidence
indictment a document issued by a grand jury to charge someone with a crime
Created by: hallieluann
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