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Amendments Notes

TermDefinition
Constitution Rule book for our country and blueprint for our government.
Amendment A change or addition to the Constitution.
Number of amendments to Constitution 27
Bill of Rights The first 10 amendments to the Constitution guaranteeing rights for all.
5 freedoms guaranteed by the first amendment (RAPPS) Religion, assembly, petition, press, and speech.
Amendment 2 Granted the right to "bear arms" (own guns)
Amendment 3 Prohibits soldiers from living in anyone's home without permission.
Amendment 5 Guaranteed CoDDS C: Compensation If The Government Takes Your Land D1: Due Process D2: No Double Jeopardy S: No Self Incrimination
Warrant Document issued by judge giving permission for police to search your belongings.
Due Process The process that every American experiences if accused of a crime.
Double Jeopardy Being tried for the same crime twice.
Self Incrimination Having to testify against yourself.
Amendment 6 (QWIILPS) If accused of a crime you may: Q: Question your accusers, W: Have witness to testify on your behalf, I: Be informed of the charges against you, I: Have an impartial jury decide the case, L: Have a lawyer, P: Have a public trial, S: Have a speedy trial.
Civil Trial Trial to settle a disagreement (one person sues another).
Criminal Trial Trial to decide guilt or innocence in a crime.
Amendment 7 Guarantees the right to settle disagreements in a civil trial.
Amendment 8 People convicted of a crime will not be subject to cruel or unusual punishment.
Eminent Domain The idea that the government can take your property for the "greater good".
Amendment 9 You have an infinite number of rights.
Amendment 10 If it's not mentioned in the constitution then it's the responsibility of the states.
Amendment 4 Private Property cannot be searched without a probable cause.
Probable Cause A reasonable belief that a crime has been committed.
Freedom Of Religion The right to practice any religion or no religion.
Freedom Of Assembly The right to gather in groups and protest.
Freedom Of Petition The right to send letters to the government to express your opinion.
Freedom Of The Press The right for the media to criticize the government.
Freedom Of Speech The right to speak your mind.
Vermont's Representative Peter Welch.
Vermont's Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy.
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