Freedom Of Religion, Speech, And Press

885 WordsDec 24, 20154 Pages
I think that the constitution was a triumph in republican government for many reasons. The constitution guaranteed basic rights for people, guarded against tyranny and established a new type of government. The basic rights for people included all the amendments. They guarded against tyranny in several ways such as separation of powers and checks and balances and lastly it created a new government by making the power of national and state governments equal. Although the constitutions main goal was to establish a strong government after the failed Articles of Confederation, there are still five parts that take part in protecting individual rights of the people. The Bill of Rights, which is the first 10 amendments. Amendment 1: Freedom of religion, speech, and press. Amendment 2: Right to keep or bear arms. Amendment 3: Protection from quartering soldiers. Amendment 4: Protection from unreasonable search or seizure. Amendment 5: Right to due process of law. Amendment 6: Right to trial by jury, speedy trial, public trial, counsel. Amendment 7: Right to civil by trial by jury. Amendment 8: Prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment. Amendment 9: Protection of rights not enumerated in the Constitution. Amendment 10: Protection of the powers of the states and the people. Amendments 14, 15, 19, and 26 are also other amendments/parts that are for the rights of people. Amendment 14 is citizenship rights. This amendment gives citizenship to anyone born
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