Modern Day Interpretation

“[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse.”- Thomas Jefferson, December 20, 1787

 

Amendment I- Freedom of Speech, Religion, the Press, Assembly, Petition+

Amendment II- The Right to Bear Arms+

Amendment III- Prohibited Unlawful Forced Housing of Soldiers+

Amendment IV- Outlawed Unreasonable Search and Arrest+

Amendment V- Identified Rights in Criminal Cases+

Amendment VI- Right to Speedy Trial+

Amendment VII- Right to Jury Trial in Civil Cases+

Amendment VIII- Limited Bails, Fines, and Punishments+

Amendment IX-Government Could Not Violate Rights Not Mentioned+

Amendment X- People Keep Rights Not Granted To Government+

 

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