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Bill Of Rights

            The first ten amendments of the Constitution of the United States are called the Bill of Rights. These amendments were ratified on December 15, 1791. The first amendment deals with religion, speech, assembly, and politics. The second amendment talks about the militia and right to bear arms. The third amendment discuses the topic of quartering soldiers. The fourth amendment talks about search and seizures. The Fifth Amendment talks about juries, self-incrimination, double jeopardy, due process and eminent domain. The sixth amendment deals with criminal court procedures. The seventh amendment is the right of trial by jury in common law cases. The eighth amendment discusses bail, cruel and unusual punishment. The ninth amendment deals with the rights retained by the people. The last amendment talks about powers to the people and/or states.
             The first amendment states the congress can not make any laws respecting a religion. Everyone has the right to pick his or her own religion. The government is not allowed to tell the people that they have to all picks the same religion. The amendment also talks about the freedom of speech and/or the press. The people are allowed to speak their mind. No one can tell someone to be quiet to this amendment. First amendment also discusses the freedom to peacefully assemble. This means that people can protest as long as that they do it in a peacefulable way. They can not interfere with other things going on like traffic. They can not block traffic, doors and entrances. .
             The second amendment is about the militia and the right to bear arms. We will always need the National Guard in case of any state disasters. We need to be able to keep on running well and trained. If we don't keep up a good Guard then we will not be able to respond to disasters. There are a lot of associations that make sure we can have the right to bear arms. The NRA (National Rifle Association) is a very outspoken group for the amendment.

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