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10 Cards in this Set

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What is the first Amendment about?
Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, ans Assembly
The first Amendment protects the civil liberties of individuals in the United States. The 1st amendment freedoms are not absolute, however. They are limited by the rights of other individuals.
Amendment II
right to bear arms
The purpose of this amendment is to guarantee states the right to keep a militia.
Amendment III
Quartering troops
This amendment is based on the principle that people have a right to privacy in their own houses. It also reflects the colonists' grievances against the British government before the Revolution. Britain had angered Americans by quartering (housing) troops in private homes.
What is Amendment IV about?
Searches and Seizures (search warrants)
Amendment 5
Rights of accused persons
guarantees that persons may not be forced in any criminal case to be a witness against themselves. That is, accused persons may refuse to answer questions on the ground that the answers might tend to incriminate them.
Amendment 6
Right to speed, fair trial
Amendment 7
Civil Suits, Jury Trial
Amendment 8
Excessive Bail and Punishment
ensures that neither bail nor punishment for a crime shall be unreasonably severe.
Amendment 9
Powers Reserved to the people
provides taht the people's rights aer not limited to those metioned in the Constitution.
Amendement 10
Powers reserved to the States
protects the states and the people from an all-powerful federal government.