United States Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments or the bill rights were ratified on December 15th in the year 1791. The amendments protect the rights of the people and the people. Congress separates the amendments as people’s rights from the Federal Government. The Constitution lists all the amendments for both the people and federal law.
The First Amendment
The first amendment states that Congress will not make any law under any biased religion or person. People have freedom of speech, press, assembly and petition.
The Second Amendment
The second amendment permits any person to lawfully keep and bear weapons if it is a means to keep order and security.
The Third Amendment:
The third amendment states that no soldier can be harmed in any house, even if it is during a war. If a soldier hides in any house, the house owner has to permit violence. A soldier can only be killed or punished according to the law.
The Fourth Amendment
The fourth amendment protects people from unreasonable police searches and arrests. Although police can search in times of suspicion, civilians are given the right to sue for unreasonable searches or property damage.
The Fifth Amendment
The fifth amendment protects the people's right to self-incrimination. It means criminals have the right not to provide any statements intentionally or unintentionally to be involved in any crime.
The Sixth Amendment
The sixth amendment gives everybody, criminal or not, a right to hire an attorney, an impartial jury and a public trial.
The Seventh Amendment:
The seventh amendment protects the rights of the jury in any civil court case. The amendment states that any facts tried by the jury cannot be challenged by another court or person.
The Eighth Amendment:
The eighth amendment protects the right of any held criminals from excessive bails, fines or cruel punishments.
The Ninth Amendment
The ninth amendment protects the rights of the people. It separates the federal government's rights from the Constitution list. The people's rights cannot be owned by Federal law.
The Tenth Amendment
The tenth amendment permits that each state of the United States of America has a right to function on its terms, but the main power lies with the country.