Amendnts Essay Research Paper AMENDMENTS TO THE

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Amendnts Essay, Research Paper AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATESAmendment I (1791)Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment ofreligion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; orabridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or theright of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petitionthe government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II (1791)A well regulated militia, being necessary to the securityof a free state, the right of the people to keep and beararms, shall not be infringed. Amendment III (1791)No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house,without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, butin a manner to be prescribed by law. Amendment IV (1791)The right of the people to be secure in their persons,

houses,papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but uponprobable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, andparticularly describing the place to be searched, and thepersons or things to be seized. Amendment V (1791)No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwiseinfamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grandjury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces,or in the militia, when in actual service in time of waror public danger; nor shall any person be subject for thesame offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witnessagainst himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property,without due process of

law; nor shall private property betaken for public use, without just compensation. Amendment VI (1791)In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the rightto a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the stateand district wherein the crime shall have been committed, whichdistrict shall have been previously ascertained by law, andto be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to havecompulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor,and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. Amendment VII (1791)In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shallexceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall bepreserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwisereexamined in any

court of the United States, than accordingto the rules of the common law. Amendment VIII (1791)Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive finesimposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Amendment IX (1791)The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shallnot be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Amendment X (1791)The powers not delegated to the United States by theConstitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, arereserved to the states respectively, or to the people. Amendment XI (1798)The judicial power of the United States shall not be construedto extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecutedagainst one of the United States by citizens of another state,or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.

Amendment XII (1804)The electors shall meet in their respective states and voteby ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, atleast, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state withthemselves; they shall name in their ballots the personvoted for as President, and in distinct ballots the personvoted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinctlists of all persons voted for as President, and of all personsvoted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes foreach, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmitsealed to the seat of the government of the United States,directed to the President of the Senate;–The President ofthe Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House ofRepresentatives, open all the certificates and the votes shallthen