The Bill Of Rights: Amendments I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX | Produced by Ricco Slade

I: Religious Establishment prohibited. Freedom of speech, and of press, right to assemble and to petition; 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.

II: Right to keep and bear arms; 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 African American was considered a slave at this time. This right was established to maintain order and suppress any slave insurrections and rebellions; Convicted felons can not possess firearms.)

IV: Protection from unreasonable search and seizure. 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. (Stop & Frisk?) (Search Warrants; Arrest Warrants: again Persons instead of Citizens used. Meant to keep Black Slaves from educating themselves; i.e: papers)

V: Provisions concerning prosecution and due process of law. Compensation of private property taken for public use. 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 [Slave rebellion or insurrection; right to kill]); nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of Life or Limb (Double Jeopardy Clause); 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 (Plea of The Fifth); nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

VI: Rights of accused in criminal prosecutions. 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 defense.

VII: Right of trial by jury in civil cases. 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 reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

VIII: Excessive bail or fines; cruel and unusual punishment. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted. 

IX: Unenumerated Rights. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

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