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1 Bill of Rights
2 Amendment I
3
4 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
5 prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
6 or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
7 petition the government for a redress of grievances.
8
9 Amendment II
10
11 A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
12 the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
13
14 Amendment III
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16 No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the
17 consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed
18 by law.
19
20 Amendment IV
21
22 The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and
23 effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,
24 and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or
25 affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the
26 persons or things to be seized.
27
28 Amendment V
29
30 No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime,
31 unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising
32 in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time
33 of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense
34 to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any
35 criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life,
36 liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property
37 be taken for public use, without just compensation.
38
39 Amendment VI
40
41 In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy
42 and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the
43 crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously
44 ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the
45 accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have
46 compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the
47 assistance of counsel for his defense.
48
49 Amendment VII
50
51 In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty
52 dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by
53 a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than
54 according to the rules of the common law.
55
56 Amendment VIII
57
58 Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel
59 and unusual punishments inflicted.
60
61 Amendment IX
62
63 The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed
64 to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
65
66 Amendment X
67
68 The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor
69 prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to
70 the people.

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