Bill of Rights Flashcards

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What rights does the Third Amendment to the Constitution give?
The Third Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that the military cannot force homeowners to house them without the homeowner's permission
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What rights does the Second Amendment of the Constitution give?
The Second Amendment of the Constitution give allows citizens to arm themselves and form militias
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What rights does the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights give?
The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights gives the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition
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Who wrote the Bill of Rights?
James Madison
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Reason that some people did not approve the original U.S. Constitution
Original Constitution did not include a Bill of Rights
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The goal of the original U.S. Constitution
Develop a balance between federal and state governments
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Number of states at the Constitutional Convention
13
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1787
Year of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
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What is the Declaration of Independence?
The document stating that the American British colonies were no longer part of the British empire
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Flashcard Content Overview

In this set of flashcards you will learn about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for the United States. You will understand the goal of the original Constitution, and why the Constitution was not immediately ratified. You will then learn what is included in the Bill of Rights, which are the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

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You can gain more information on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights by accessing the following lessons:

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What is the Declaration of Independence?
The document stating that the American British colonies were no longer part of the British empire
1787
Year of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
Number of states at the Constitutional Convention
13
The goal of the original U.S. Constitution
Develop a balance between federal and state governments
Reason that some people did not approve the original U.S. Constitution
Original Constitution did not include a Bill of Rights
Who wrote the Bill of Rights?
James Madison
What rights does the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights give?
The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights gives the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition
What rights does the Second Amendment of the Constitution give?
The Second Amendment of the Constitution give allows citizens to arm themselves and form militias
What rights does the Third Amendment to the Constitution give?
The Third Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that the military cannot force homeowners to house them without the homeowner's permission
What rights does the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution give?
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution states that government officials or police cannot search our possessions without permission or a court order
What rights does the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution give?
It ensures that the courts, police and government treat everyone equally, a person can't be tried for the same crime more than once, and a person cannot testify against her or himself
What is the role of the Grand Jury?
Examines all of the evidence to see if there is sufficient evidence for a trial
What rights does the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution give?
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution ensures that trial will be held within a reasonable amount of time, in public and in front of a jury of the defendant's peers
What rights does the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution give?
The Seventh Amendment to the Constitution asserts that juries will be used in civil cases, not just criminal cases
What rights does the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution give?
The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution tells us that bail must reflect the crime, and cruel and unusual punishment is outlawed
What rights does the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution give?
The Ninth Amendment to the Constitution gives rights that are not included in all of the other amendments
What rights does the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution give?
The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution gives powers not outlined in the first nine amendments to the states to decide
Which amendment covers drivers' licenses and marriage licenses?
These are not covered in the amendments to the Constitution

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