Bill of Rights Day
Welcome to this website devoted to the Bill of rights, the bill of rights day and the events celebrating this important day.
What is the bill of rights?
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, called the Bill of Rights, were adopted on December 15, 1791,
What is the bill of rights day?
The bill of rights day is the anniversary of the adoption of the bill of right. This is the day that we chose to celebrate this important document that have helped us form this great nation.
When is the bill of rights day?
The bill of right day is celebrated every year on December 15.
Why should i celebrate the bill of rights day?
The bill of rights is a very important document. It gives us many of the rights that we take for granted today. The rights that allow us to live in an open free society. The bill of rights give us rights such as free speech. This document have played an important role in making America into the land of the free and we think this deserves to be celebrated just as mush as the Independence day and other historical holidays
What rights does the bill of rights give us
The first amendment gives us religious freedom. It states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The second amendment gives us the right to keep and bear arms. It states:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”
The third amendment is less important today. It restricts how soldiers can be quartered in private homes. It states:
“No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law”
The forth amendment protect us from unwarranted searches by the police. It states:
“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 upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”
The fifth amendment gives you the right to refuse to answer questions that might incriminate yourself and protects us from Double jeopardy. It states:
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation”
The sixth amendment protect your rights during a trial. It states:
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.“
The seventh amendment give you the right to a jury trial. it states:
“In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”
The eight amendment forbids excessive fines or bail. It states:
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
The ninth amendments guarantees basic rights that are not in the constitution. It states:
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
The tenth amendment cements the separation of power. It states:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.“