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What is the first Amendment?
The first amendment protects the people's core freedoms. These freedoms are the freedom to petition, assembly, religion, press, and speech.
What is the second Amendment?
The second amendment is the right to bear arms. The states can keep a militia for their own prive protection.
What is the third Amendment?
The third amendment is the no quatering amendment. The military may not have soldiers stay in people homes at a time of war without the homeowners consent.
What is the fourth Amendment?
The fourth amendment is the protection from search and siezure. Nobodies home may be searched without probable cause and without a warrant. People have the right to be safe within their house unless they give reason for it to be searched. You may be searched if you give the police probable cause.
What is the fifth Amendment?
A person can't be tried for a serious crime if they haven't been charged with the crime by a grand jury. A person will not, and can not be charged for a crime twice. The person does not have to answer any question in a government gathering if the answer to that question could lead to their prosectuion. the government may seize private property but they must reimburse the owner with a fair amount of money for the land they took.
What is the sixth Amendment?
If someone is accused of a crime then they have the right to be heard in court and to have an unbiased jury decide whether they are guilty or not. In court, they have the right to cross examine any witnesses who are against them and have an attorny defending them. The accused cannot be charged for a crime without being informed what that crime is.
What is the seventh Amendment?
In a civil case disputed over 20$ has the right to a trial by jury. If both parties do not want a trial by jury they can have a bench trial which is a trial without jury, just a judge.
What is the 8th Amendment?
A person on trial for a crime might be required to leave money with the court to assure they return. The amount of money is relative to the crime they commited. The punishement should match the crime.
What is the 9th Amendment?
The constitution is meant to protect rights, not to be twisted and changed to infringe on others rights.
What is the 10th Amendment?
For all the powers that the constitution does not give to the national government, those powers are reserved for the state or the people of that State.