December 15th is Bill of Rights Day
From freedom of speech to the right to a fair criminal trial, a number of fundamental rights enjoyed by all Americans can be found in the Bill of Rights. December 15th is Bill of Rights Day, an occasion to celebrate the fundamental freedoms guaranteed in the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and a time to encourage awareness of the role that the Bill of Rights plays in the everyday lives of all Americans. The links below (from FindLaw) provide in-depth information on the Bill of Rights.
Full Text and Annotations for Each Amendment in the Bill of Rights:
- First Amendment - Religion and Expression
- Second Amendment - Bearing Arms
- Third Amendment - Quartering Soldiers
- Fourth Amendment - Search and Seizure
- Fifth Amendment - Rights of Persons
- Sixth Amendment - Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions
- Seventh Amendment - Civil Trials
- Eighth Amendment - Further Guarantees in Criminal Cases
- Ninth Amendment - Unenumerated Rights
- Tenth Amendment - Reserved Powers
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