Friday, June 24, 2016

Bill of Rights with ten Amendments on the US Constitution

  • The First Amendment (Amendment I) is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
  • The Second Amendment (Amendment II) is part of the Bill of Rights thatprotects a right to keep and bear arms.[1] . A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
  • The Third Amendment (Amendment III) is a part of the United States Bill of Rights. It prohibits, in peacetime, the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent. It makes quartering legally permissible in wartime only, and then only according to law.
  • The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. The amendment specifically also requires search and arrest warrants be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. Search and arrest should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it.
  • The Fifth Amendment (Amendment V) is part of the Bill of Rights, protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
  • The Sixth Amendment (Amendment VI) is the part of the United States Bill of Rights which sets forth rights related to criminal prosecutions. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
  • The Seventh Amendment (Amendment VII) is part of the Bill of Rights,codifies the right to a jury trial in certain civil trials. In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
  • The Eighth Amendment (Amendment VIII) is the part of the United States Bill of Rights which prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishments. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
  • The Ninth Amendment (Amendment IX) to the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rightsaddresses rights of the people that are not specifically enumerated in the Constitution. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
  • The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) is part of the Bill of RightsRestates the Constitution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution of the United States are reserved to the states or the people.
Editor's Note: With the Constitution currently being quoted (or misquoted) by various political factions to prove their contention on various issues such as immigration laws & more, Walker Report is posting the "Bill of Rights." The Bill of Rights includes the first ten amendments of the Constitution. In total, there are 27 amendments to the document.

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