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FC: The Bill of Rights | By: Austin Ramminger

2: The 1 Amendment | Freedom of Speech is that you can have your own thought's and speak freely. People have the right to speak openly about what their thoughts and opinions are on issues. Freedom of Speech does not mean you can tell lies about people or make up stories and pretend they are real. Freedom of religion means that the government can't make you believe in god. The government can't make you go to church. The government can't put out church stuff in front of the city hall. People can put church things in front of their house. They can't stop you from practicing your religion.

3: Freedom of press means that you can print your thoughts and opinions in magazines, newspapers, books and on the web. We can read and not read what we like. Parents are the only people that can tell kids that we can't read or not to read a certain books.

4: The 2nd Amendment | The Right to Bear Arms means you have the right to own a gun. The gun laws are different in all states because each state is allowed to pass their own laws about guns. This amendment is controversial because many people believe this amendment contributes to the high crime rates in the United States.

6: The 3 Amendment | No soldier can live in people's private homes. This amendment is not used today. We have forgotten about it because soldiers live on military bases and we don't have a big war going in on in the USA.

8: The 4 Amendment | You and your home can not be searched by the police without search warrant. Police must get a search warrant from a judge. The police must have probable cause to get the warrant. Teachers can search students lockers and stuff without a search warrant. Teachers must have a good reason. This is okay by the courts because schools are trying to keep kids safe.

10: The 5 Amendment | The rights are to be silent when arrested, you have the right to know what you did and you have the right to have a fair trial. Also, the government can not take your house or land without paying a fair price. Because of the 5th amendment, police officers have to say the "Miranda Rights" when they are arresting someone.

12: The 6 Amendment | The rights in the 6th amendment is a speedy and public trial, a right to a lawyer, and to know what you are being arrested for. This is important because if we did not have this you could sit in jail for a very long time before you get a trial.

14: The 7 Amendment | In the 7th amendment you get the right to a trial by jury in civil cases. The amount people are arguing about is supposed to exceed to $10,000 to get a jury. The lawsuits between the citizens in different states must involve of $50,00o or more. A civil case is when people arguing about money.

16: The 8 Amendment | The government can't make you pay more than what is reasonable in bail or fines. You can not have cruel and unusual punishments if you have been in a convicted of a crime. This is important because in other countries you could get your arm cut off for stealing.

18: The 9 Amendment | The 1st 8 amendments give people specific rights. This amendment is left to give rights to us that are not written in the first 8. An example of a right that may fall in this amendment would be the right to vote and another would be the freedom to travel.

20: The 10 Amendment | In amendment 10, the power is given to state and local governments to make their own laws. This is done so the federal government doesn't too powerful. All different states have their own laws. The states can make up their own laws. An example of this is in Illinois we pay a toll to drive on some of their highways because they us that money to pay for the repairs and maintenance of those highways and in Wisconsin there are no tolls.

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