Bill Of Rights

The Bill of Rights
The First 10 Amendments
• By Keana Roby,
James Jamison,
Amber Fealy, &
Paige Evans.



1st Amendment
• The 1st Amendment guarantees
freedom of religion, speech, the
press, assembly, and petition.
• This means that we have the
right to –
• Practice any religion desired
• Speak freely
• Assemble (such as social
• Petition (address the
government, hold protests, etc.
• Press (to publish newspapers,
TV, radio, Internet





2nd Amendment
• The 2nd
protects the right
to bear arms.
• Otherwise known
as, owning a gun.





3rd Amendment
• “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
Americans cannot be
forced to house soldiers.





4th Amendment
• The 4th Amendment
protects the people from
unreasonable searches
and seizures.
• With this being said, the
government cannot take
our personal property
without a warrant based
on probable cause, and
also police cannot enter
our homes without a





5th Amendment
• The 5th Amendment
protects people from
being held for
committing a crime
unless they are properly
• You may not be tried
twice for the same
• You don’t have to testify
against yourself in court.





6th Amendment
• The 6th Amendment
guarantees a speedy trial
(you can’t be kept in jail
for over a year without a
• An impartial jury (doesn’t
already think you are
• You may confront
witnesses who are against
• You have the right to a





7th Amendment
• The 7th Amendment
guarantees the right
to a speedy civil trial.



8th Amendment
• The 8th
guarantees that
punishments will
be fair and not
cruel, and that
large fines will not
be set.




9th Amendment
• All rights not stated in
the Constitution and not
forbidden by the
Constitution belong to
the people.
• As long as it does not go
against the Constitution
and the Constitution
does not forbid it, states
may do as they please.





10th Amendment
• The 10th
states that any
power not granted
to the federal
belongs to the
states or to the




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