The Bill Of Rights The bill of rights contain the first 10 amendments. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the anyone in the U.S and list specific prohibitions on governmental power.
The first Amendment protects you right for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of press and the right to petition against the government if unhappy with the way things are.
This amendment prevents the government from forcing soldiers to be quartered in a house without the owners consent.
I want you out!
I'm a soldier, I can stay!
This amendment prevents the judge from setting an excessive amount of money for bail (1.1 million for stealing someones shoe.) It also helps prevent cruel and unruly punishment, which means that they can't send you to jail and have your punishment be torture for 3 years.
Ha ha you get 60 years of prison!
It was just a chocolate bar!
The act of being prosecuted twice is called "double jeopardy"
I plead the fifth!
The fifth amendment protects your right to not incriminate yourself in the court of law. no person be required to testify against himself or herself.It also prohibits the law from prosecuting or trying someone twice for the same crime.
The 9th amendment states that any rights not listed on the constitution or the Bill of rights belong to the people and not the government. This means that we have rights beyond that of those of listed on the Constitution.