Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights

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  • First Amendment
  • The President is so dumb and he knows nothing
  • Second Amendment
  • Yeah, it says so in the Second Amendment
  • Having a gun is allowed, right?
  • Thirds Amendment
  • Ma'am please let me in. I'm a U.S. soldier.
  • It says in the third amendment that I don't have to let you in!
  • The first amendment states that citizens can have freedom of speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Religion, and Right to Assemble.
  • Fourth Amendment
  • You can't be here!!
  • I have a warrant. According to the fourth amendment, I can search your house because it is listed in the warrant.
  • The second amendment states that citizens can form a militia with government supervision and are allowed to "bear arms", or own and carry weapons.
  • Fifth Amendment
  • I plead guilty to my crimes on all accounts.
  • The third amendment states that the government cannot force citizens to let soldiers live in their houses during peace times. The government can only require citizens to house soldiers if Congress passes a law and it is war time.
  • Sixth Amendment
  • Yes all trials are public. Now, let's get started. You are being charged with murder in the first degree.
  • Is this being recorded?
  • The fourth amendment says that the government cannot search people's house or belongings unless they have a warrant or a probable cause. They can only search places listed in warrant, and the government can seize any illegal items found during a legal search. Evidence that is found during an illegal search cannot be used in court.
  • The fifth amendment states that a person can't be forced to speak in court against themselves. But you can speak and, or confess. I the jury decides there is enough evidence, a person can only be put on trial for a high crime. A person cannot be put on Double Jeopardy. This amendment also states that the government cannot take away a person's life, liberty, or property without "due process", and unless a person gives fair payment, the government cannot take a person's property and use it.
  • Ok then, you are guilty! Caso Cerrado!
  • The sixth amendment states that trials must be "speedy and public", meaning that you cannot be in jail for a long time before your trial, and all trials must be available to the people. The person accused must be told what they're being accused of. Trials must be held near where the crime took place and the Jury must be fair and unbiased. The Jury is made up of 6-12 people who decide guilty or not. The accused have the rights to have a lawyer and be in the courtroom when someone testifies against them. The witnesses can be forced to testify.
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