Ellie Wiesel

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The Bill of Rights
The First 10 Amendments to the Constitution

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1st Amendment
• The 1st Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, the press, assembly, and petition.







This means that we all have the right to: practice any religion we want to to speak freely to assemble (meet) to address the government (petition) to publish newspapers, TV, radio, Internet (press)

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2nd Amendment
• The 2nd
Amendment
protects the right to bear arms, which means the right to own a gun.

3rd Amendment
• The 3rd Amendment says “No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”
• This means that we cannot be forced to house or quarter soldiers.

4th Amendment
• The 4th Amendment protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures.
• This means that the police must have a warrant to enter our homes. It also means the government cannot take our property, papers, or us, without a valid warrant based on probable cause (good reason).

5th Amendment
• The 5th Amendment protects people from being held for committing a crime unless they are properly indicted, (accused)
• You may not be tried twice for the same crime (double jeopardy)
• You don’t have to testify against yourself in court. (Self-incrimination)

6th Amendment
• The 6th Amendment guarantees a speedy trial
(you can’t be kept in jail for over a year without a trial)
• an impartial jury (doesn’t already think you are guilty)
• that the accused can confront witnesses against them • the accused must be allowed to have a lawyer

7th Amendment
• The 7th Amendment guarantees the right to a speedy civil trial.
• A civil trial differs from…...

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