Question: What are the Bill of Rights?
Answer: The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments. Those are:
- Freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly. Also, the right to petition the government.
- Right to bear arms.
- Troops may not be quartered in homes in peacetime.
- No unreasonable searches or seizures.
- 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.
- Right to a speedy, public, and impartial trial.
- Jury trials are required in civil suits where value exceeds $20.
- No excessive bail or fines and no cruel or unusual punishments.
- Rights not listed are not necessarily denied.
- Powers not given expressly to the United States or denied to the states themselves are reserved to the states.
Learn more about the US Constitution:
- Who is the known as the 'Father of the Constitution'?
- What is the Great Compromise?
- What were the Federalist Papers?
- Who were the chief anti-federalists?
- What was the order for ratification of the Constitution?
- What rights and liberties are guaranteed within the body of the Constitution?
- What is the necessary and proper clause?
- What does the Constitution say about slavery?
- What methods are allowed for amending the Constitution?
- How many amendments have been added to the Constitution?