Category - The Bill of Rights

The Seventh Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Founding Fathers really wanted to make sure that the common, everyday people of America would have fair and equal legal rights, no matter their wealth or status in society. They wanted everyone...

The Sixth Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Sixth Amendment to the Bill of Rights adds some more legal rights to people who are accused of crimes in the United States. Most of these rights were revolutionary for any country, and even for...

The Fifth Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights says a lot of things, but they are all things that pertain to the rights of citizens if they are facing or involved in a trial in a court of law. Protecting...

The Fourth Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights is the one that protects private citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures of their private property by the government. It...

The Second Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The 2nd Amendment is a simple one, coming in at just one sentence. Yet, it is the one that people in the United States argue the most about today regarding its meaning. This is a description of that...

The Tenth Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Tenth Amendment is the last amendment in the Bill of Rights. It makes it clear that the powers of the Federal government are limited to only what is particularly given to it in the Constitution...

The Ninth Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Ninth Amendment states that rights that are not listed in the Bill of Rights still exist, and are reserved to the people. But, this leaves a whole host of questions open about what those unlisted...

The Eighth Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Eighth Amendment to the Bill of Rights is the one that has the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. This is what the Eighth Amendment tells us about our protections.

The Third Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The third amendment in the Bill of Rights assures that private homeowners or occupants cannot be ordered to house and feed soldiers without their consent in times of peace, and without some kind of...

The First Amendment: The Bill of Rights

What is the Bill of Rights? It is the first ten amendments to the Constitution. There were promises made to include a Bill of Rights to the Constitution in exchange for state ratifying committees...