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What are the Bill of Rights?


Question: What are the Bill of Rights?
Answer: The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments. Those are:
  1. Freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly. Also, the right to petition the government.
  2. Right to bear arms.
  3. Troops may not be quartered in homes in peacetime.
  4. No unreasonable searches or seizures.
  5. Numerous protections against court action including
    • Grand jury indictment required for serious crimes.
    • No Double Jeopardy.
    • A person cannot be forced to testify against themselves.
    • No loss of life, liberty, or property without due process.
  6. Right to a speedy, public, and impartial trial.
  7. Jury trials are required in civil suits where value exceeds $20.
  8. No excessive bail or fines and no cruel or unusual punishments.
  9. Rights not listed are not necessarily denied.
  10. Powers not given expressly to the United States or denied to the states themselves are reserved to the states.

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