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Bill of Rights

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The first 10 Amendments of the US Constitution, commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights. These amendments were considered crucial by many of the early founders and were necessary to gain support of some of the states.
1) right to speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the  state and district where the accused committed the crime and to be  informed of the nature and cause of the accusation    2) right to confront the witnesses    3) right to have a lawyer provided to him/her ( assistance of ...
The ninth amendment states that there may be other human rights  that exist that are not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, and  that the government cannot take these away.
Following are the major principles of fifth amendment such as:   1. double jeopardy clause   2. self - incrimination clause   3. due process clause   4. eminent domain clause   5. Grand jury clause   These are the various major principles of fifth amendment.
There are many different examples of the 'st amendment. The March  for Life in D.C. and the occupy Wall Street movement are but two  examples. Here is the relevant wording of the 1st amendment: The  First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States  Constitution prohibits the making of any law...
The Bill of Rights is defined by community standards. The provision  incorporated against the states within the United States Court of  Appeals has not been incorporated against the states.
1. Probable cause, meaning if an officer can immediately see, touch, taste, hear, or smell, witness to an illegal or suspicious activity or object he can just walk in and arrest you, regardless of where you are within the respective jurisdiction of city police, state police, or federal law...
The Executive and Legislative and Judicial Branches are corrupt to the core!   Right to a trial by jury of one's peers is the Seventh Amendment.   The highest court in the land is the Common Law Grand Jury - not the Supreme Court, who are some criminals! We need the Seventh Amendment!  ...
Yes. Miranda v. Arizona, (1966) was primarily a Fifth Amendment case requiring police to inform anyone in their custody of their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent (under the self-incrimination clause), but also invoked the Sixth Amendment right to an attorney before being interrogated and...
Yes and no, a convicted person can either choose to be heard by a  judge or jury. That means by what ever you choose either the judge  will decide your fate or the jury will decide your fate. in some  cases only a judge can decide what happens to you.
"Bear Arms and Permission to Form a Well-Regulated Militia" I know  the most talked about topic is Gun Control, But the U.S have been  dealing with this Problem for a long time, so give them a chance to  do right. The second amendment doesn't help us today, actually this  amendment is the most...
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 US ___ (2008) There is no distinction, because the US Supreme Court decided in favor of Heller and struck down the District of Columbia gun control law as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
  there was 14 states in the union and 11 out of the 14 had to pass it.
we have the bill of rights so that in the united states have more than a law system we have rules that we must all abide by and that the government must follow or there would be no piece and it gives people a sense of freedom for speech religion and press and all sorts of other things
The individual State Governors have ultimate authority, although the state legislatures participate by passing bills for the Governors to sign into law.
no soldier shall, in time of peace be guatered in any house with out the cones of they own
"The protection given to the commercial speech under the First Amendment is not as extensive as that afforded to noncommercial speech, however." -Business Law Today 9th Edition Miller & Jentz pg 18
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The First Amendment as it appears in the Bill of Rights is:    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of  religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging  the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people  peaceably to assemble, and to...
It was to make people feel safe because they are protected with  there fire arms the weapons are not bad it is what you use them for  a famous saying the only enemy's for guns are rust and  politics.
James Madison promised the Bill Of Rights on the constitution While James Madison was the primary mover of the Bill of Rights through the First Congress, the leadership of the Federalists (those in favor of the Constitution) had to generally promise to add a Bill of Rights during the ratification...
  THE FIRST AMENDMENTS. WHAT ARE 5 NOT 3 OR 4 OR EVEN 23 BUT 5 FACTS   ABOUT THE FIRST AME   THE FIRST AMENDMENTS. WHAT ARE 5 NOT 3 OR 4 OR EVEN 23 BUT 5 FACTS   ABOUT THE FIRST AME
The Second Amendment deals with Americans right to bear arms (possess guns)
It's possible but unlikely. Most speeding tickets don't result in a trial; much less an appeal.
It was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789. It was ratified on  December 15, 1791.
In Henry Mark Holzer's book, "Sweet Land of Liberty", he outlines the reason. The reason is that he believed that the enumeration of rights would exclude others not mentioned, subjecting the unwritten rights to government predation - James Madison believed otherwise, and the assurance that the...
The Tenth Amendment doesn't mention the powers of Congress; those are discussed in the seven Articles (primarily Article I), the body of the original Constitution. The Tenth Amendment is about powers reserved to the States (or to the people). Amendment X "The powers not delegated to the United...
      There are really FIVE rights/freedoms....     They are:     Freedom of speech,   Freedom of Religion,   Freedom of the Press,   Right to gather/assemble (peacefully),   and Right to petition.
the reason we have the bill of rights is to know that we have rights and those rights have to be protected by the government so we can have things like freedom of speech. Answer: Actually, the purpose of the Bill of Rights is to protect the rights of the people from the government. If you...
How you would break it down is very simple. If a police officer  suspects you of something then they need to obtain a search  warrant. If they get the search warrant then they can barge into  your home.
The first amendment was written and passes during 1791. The date it was passed was dec 15 1791.
The  right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,  and effects; prevents unreasonable searches and seizures.
There are a handful of rights covered by the fifth amendment:    The right to not be tried for a serious crime without the  presence of a Grand Jury   The right to not be forced to testify against yourself  The right to not be punished without due process of law  The right to be paid for...
You are garaunteed 5 basic freedoms by the first amendment: Freedom of Speech, Religion, Press, Assembly and the right Petition.
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. These limitations serve to protect the natural rights of liberty and property. They guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government's power in judicial and other proceedings, and...
Yes, the US Supreme Court has used selective incorporation to apply the Bill of Rights to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses, as such application became relevant. The First, Second, Fourth and Sixth Amendments are fully incorporated; the Fifth is mostly...
The fourth amendment protects you against unfair searches and seizures, and searches without warrant or probable cause.
if ur arrested u have the right to have ur trial pretty soon, and the government can keep u in jail without trying you. the trial has to be public so everyone knows what is happening.
  The ninth amendment protects peoples rights such as the right to privacy and abortion.
Both Gitlow v. New York, (1925) and Near v. Minnesota, (1931) accomplished this goal. Gitlow v. New York, 268 US 652 (1925) held that the Fourteenth Amendment required the States to adhere to the First Amendment. Near v. Minnesota, 283 US 697 (1931) held that the Minnesota "gag law" violated freedom...
the fourth amendment IS still used today, just not as much.  nowadays no one can come to your house and search it, of a police  man does that, you have the right to keep them out of the house and  not allow them to enter.
No, the statement "kill the blacks" is not protected by the first amendment because it may create a Clear And Present Danger. The issue first appeared in the Schenck v. United States when Charles Shenck protested the draft for WW1. Justice Oliver Holmes, Jr. used the statement to clarify the the...
Due to the new modern accusations in society, the bill CURRENTLY does not hold any more/or less rights then the USS Bill of Rights. In 1976 a new part of the bill was passed in Texas, but was overturned in 1999 because people found it not to be in Life, Liberty, or possessions. Since that day,...
The Federalist Papers came before the Bill of Rights. When the Anti-Federalists opposed ratification of the constitution because it did not have a Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers explained that the framers decided that such could best be handled by amendments.
Due to their past experiences with the British government, they found that a strong monarch or ruler was not the way to go with their government. They wanted the new government to rule according to the people. Their new plan for government did not include a Bill of Rights. It stated what the...
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and...
The British Parliament(1774) passes an act that force American colonists to house British troop in their home.So the Third Amendment now protects us from that happening to us.
You can send it to congress/ Senate, which delivers it to the  Branches to read, but most likely they will not get to read yours  on time, because with all the topics this decade brings, massive  piles of letters are knocking to the doors of congress, so you  could take the stand in opening...
The founding of the second amendment is George Mason.
Because during the Revolutionary War (Era Due to the writing of  Constitution and Bill Of Rights) They allow the permission of  owning guns to defend yourself.
No, the Bill of Rights contain the first 10 amendments
  Freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, press, and religion.
The Second Amendment states the right to bear arms of the people. The actual text states "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
  The Sixth Amendment gives you these rights;   1. Every person has a right to a speedy trial.   2.Accused people must be informed of the charge or charges brought against them.   3.If a case comes to trial, the accused persons have the right to question people who are witnesses against...
We needed the Bill of Rights because both parties couldn't agree on what laws should pass and which laws didn't pass. So both parties would agree on a topic, and right down what laws should take place. Both parties would combine those laws and agree to mix them together to make one law that everyone...
The first ten amendments to the Constitution.
freedom of speech, religion, press, right to assemble peacefully... and i dont know of any others
It was ruled 6-3 that obscenity was NOT protected by the first amendment. This, however, was overturned in 1973 by another case, Miller v. California.
I think if it was never passed u probably wouldn't know much stuff.
they are the outline of our government today.
The controversy is caused by the way the amendment was worded: A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.Do the first few words mean that the right to keep and bear arms is just for militia (i.e.,...
A thing that holds our citys and states together to be one native government and rely on all beliefs..
  India is the only country in the world with a Cows Bill of Rights.
the first ten amendments are known as the "bill of rights" and they are clauses that were removed from the first draft of the constitution and put into a list of rights in order to satisfy the people who thought the constitution gave the gov't too much power.
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The first ten amendments of the US constitution are called the bill of rights.
It isn't a bill in the sense of a proposed law that hasn't passed yet. At the time the Bill of Rights was enacted, the word "bill" could also mean a declaration or other document (related to the term "handbill").
The Fourteenth Amendment, adopted on July 9, 1868 (following the Civil War), applied the priciples of the First Amendment and other parts of the Bill of Rights (applicable to Federal government) to State governments.
the house of congress proposed the amendment number four
has not been nationalized
The President of the United States signs bills into law after the  bills have been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the  U.S. Senate.
you wont know unless you look it up on Google or if that doesn't work try a different question.
The Supreme Court has only granted certiorari for a few cases focusing on gun control since its decision in US v. Cruikshank, 92 US 542 (1875), that gun regulation is a states' rights issue not subject to federal statutes. The most recent cases indicate the Second Amendment interpretation of the...
The right to "keep and bear arms."
Yes. The first amendment prevents the government from interfering with the right to freely assembly. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably...
It was definitly proposed because Great Britain made the people of Massachusetts quarter troops in response to the Boston Tea Party.
Amendment VI: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and...
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. This means that in a civil...
"...nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself..."
He meant exactly what was wrote. Power that doesn't belong to the Federal Government belongs to the individual states, and the people that inhabit them.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.It means that if you are accused of a crime, the court has no right to charge you excessive amounts of money for bail or to fine you excessive amounts of money.They also cannot use cruel or...
James Madison drafted and introduced the Bill of Rights grudgingly to please the Anti-Federalists. These first ten amendments to the Constitution were supported by Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and John Hancock. These were leaders of the "Anti-Federalist" party which favored a bill of rights...
The second amendment was passed to ensure that the citizenry would always have the ability to oppose a tyrannical government.