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The Constitution protects our basic rights by having made the Bill of Rights and amendments 14, 15, 19, and 26. Also, by keeping us safe from people who have broken the law and endanger others' life, liberty, and property.

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First Amendment:

Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and to petition the government.

Second Amendment:

Right to bear arms.

Third Amendment:

Prevents the government from quartering soldiers in private homes without consent of the owner.

Fourth Amendment:

Protects against searches and seizures without a warrant or probable cause. Some consider this a right to privacy, there is not even agreement in the Supreme Court that this is so.

Fifth Amendment:

Requires indictment by a grand jury to be tried for serious crimes.

Gives the right to a jury trial.

Gives the accused the right not to incriminate themselves.

Prohibits double jeopardy

Prohibits punishment without due process.

Prohibits seizure of private property without just compensation or due process.

Sixth Amendment:

Right to speedy trial for criminal offenses.

Right to legal counsel.

Right of accused to subpoena witnesses.

Right of accused to be notified of charges against them.

Seventh Amendment:

Right to trial by jury in civil cases

Eighth Amendment

Prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

Ninth Amendment

States the Bill of Rights is not comprehensive and any right not outlined in the Constitution nor prohibited by the states are reserved for the people.

Thirteenth Amendment:

Slavery is abolished.

Fourteenth Amendment:

Guarantees equal protection under the law for all citizens.

Fifteenth Amendment:

Prohibits withholding the right to vote on the basis of race.

Nineteenth Amendment:

Prohibits the government from withholding the right to vote on the basis of sex.

Twenty Fourth Amendment:

Prohibits a poll tax

Twenty Sixth Amendment:

Guarantees all citizens at the age of 18 the right to vote.

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U. S. Constitution was influenced by Edward Coke who emphasized the importance of civil liberties. The Bill of Rights is especially focused on protecting civil liberties by listing ideals such as freedom of speech, separation of church and state, and the right to trial. These rights cannot be hindered or manipulated by the government.

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These are stated in the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments. They include freedom of speech, religion and petition, the right to a militia (bear and hold arms) , conditions for quartering soldiers, right of search and seizure regulations (warrants and just cause), prosecution provisions (right to face your accuser, right to withhold information incriminating your self, Habeus Corpus, innocent until proven guilty) speedy trial, jury of your peers and protection from cruel and unusual punishment. The rest is about the construction of the Constitution (elastic clause) and states rights. Another I forget the name of is when you do something that isn't illegal until after you do it you can't be tried.

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Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness or property as originally stated. It is protection against a tyrannical government. Anyone who dismisses it or seeks to weaken it (its outdated, not relevant living document) is trying to take more of your freedom or. Power for themselves. Those who sacrifice liberty for security will have and deserve Neither

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