The Bill of Rights : protecting our freedom then and now /

by Sobel, Syl..
Type: Book
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barrons Educational Series, c2008 .Description: 48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm .Summary: Describes each of the freedoms and privileges guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the Bill of Rights, and reviews the history of how and why the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution .ISBN: 0764140213.Related Subjects: United States. -- Constitution -- Amendments -- 1st-10th | Civil rights -- United States -- History | Constitutional amendments -- United States -- History Contents: A Confederation of States -- The Constitutional Convention -- Many disagreements -- Federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and other compromises -- The people's rights -- Approving the Constitution -- Adding the Bill of Rights -- First Amendment : freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom to petition -- Second Amendment : right to keep and bear arms -- Third Amendment : right not to quarter soldiers -- Fourth Amendment : protection from unreasonable search and seizures -- Fifth Amendment : guarantees due process of law and protection from testifying against yourself -- Sixth Amendment : right to fair, speedy, public trial by jury -- Seventh Amendment : right to jury trial in cases that are not crimes -- Eighth Amendment : right to bail and no cruel or unusual punishments -- Ninth Amendment : rights of the people -- Tenth Amendment : rights of the states.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.

A Confederation of States -- The Constitutional Convention -- Many disagreements -- Federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and other compromises -- The people's rights -- Approving the Constitution -- Adding the Bill of Rights -- First Amendment : freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom to petition -- Second Amendment : right to keep and bear arms -- Third Amendment : right not to quarter soldiers -- Fourth Amendment : protection from unreasonable search and seizures -- Fifth Amendment : guarantees due process of law and protection from testifying against yourself -- Sixth Amendment : right to fair, speedy, public trial by jury -- Seventh Amendment : right to jury trial in cases that are not crimes -- Eighth Amendment : right to bail and no cruel or unusual punishments -- Ninth Amendment : rights of the people -- Tenth Amendment : rights of the states.

Describes each of the freedoms and privileges guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the Bill of Rights, and reviews the history of how and why the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution.

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