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Which amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms? If you need help with this question, go to the unit section on this subject that will help answer this question.
amendment protects citizens from being forced to quarter
Which amendment gives protection from self-incrimination? If you need help with this question, go to the unit section on this subject that will help answer this question.
Which amendment guarantees a “fair and speedy trial”? If you need help with this question, go to the unit section on this subject that will help answer this question.
amendment prohibited the sale, distribution, and production of
amendment protects criminals from cruel and unusual
amendment requires law enforcement officers to read you your
amendment established eighteen years as the national voting
are the different forms of freedom of speech? Describe them.
Which amendment protects citizens from being forced to quarter
3. Which amendment gives protection from self-incrimination?
4. Which amendment guarantees a “fair and speedy trial”?
5. Which amendment gave women the right to vote?
6. Which amendment protects your right to privacy?
7. Which amendment created the national income tax?
Which amendment prohibited the sale, distribution, and production of
Which amendment protects criminals from cruel and unusual
Which amendment requires law enforcement officers to read you your
Which amendment established eighteen years as the national voting
12. What are the different forms of freedom of speech? Describe them.
1. Pure speech: Pure speech is face-to-face discussions, speeches at
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The Supreme Court ruled that flag burning is a constitutionally protected form of freedom of speech according the the First Amendment
A warrant to perform a search is not needed when police have good reason to believe that the suspect will escape, destroy evidence, or harm others.
Furthermore, searches performed by security personnel at airports and border crossings do not need a warrant.
Also, school administrators and teachers do not need a warrant or probable cause to search a student, whether it is their locker, their backpack, or their vehicle.
The Sixth Amendment guarantees a speedy trial.
The Sixth Amendment guarantees a public trial.
The Sixth Amendment provides protection from the media during cases so that individuals don't get an unfair trial due to media publicity and public opinion that is generated from media coverage.
The Sixth Amendment says that a jury must be impartial, that means without bias or prior influence about the case.
The Sixth Amendment also gives the accused the right to know the charges against them, the right to confront witnesses called by the prosecution, and the right to call their own witnesses for their defense.
The Sixth Amendment guarantees that the accused are guaranteed the right to legal counsel in all cases regardless of the severity or the level they are tried at, such as state, federal, local, etc.
The Sixth Amendment also guarantees that you can have a lawyer present when the police question you.
The Sixth Amendment established the practice of the Miranda rule or the reading of your rights when you are accused of a crime.
To "plead the fifth" means to exercise your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. That means you don't have to answer questions from law enforcement officers or in a courtroom. This Fifth Amendment right is designed to protect individuals from self-incrimination or making you look guilty of a crime.
People may assemble in public places. These are areas supported by tax dollars where people normally gather. Parks, streets, sidewalks, city halls, state capitol buildings, and national monuments
The Thirteenth Amendment forbids slavery in the United States and in any area under its control. It also forbids other forms of forced labor, except punishments for crime; but some forms of compulsory service are not prohibited - for example, service on juries or in the armed forces.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the government can not require students to salute the flag because it amounts to a violation of the free exercise clause. Some religions believe that saluting the American flag amounts to idol worship, a violation of their beliefs.
The Fourteenth Amendment outlines the acquisition of citizenship by birth or by naturalization, includes the due process clause, eliminates the Three-Fifths Compromise, limited the President's power to pardon those persons who had led the Confederacy during the Civil War, and dealt with matters directly related to the Civil War (reaffirmed debt of the United States, prohibited payment of any debt contracted by the Confederate States, and prohibited any compensation of former slave owners.)
Yes. School administrators, such as Mike Blair, have the legal authority to censor any school publications generated by students, including school newspapers and yearbooks. In Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988) the justices decided that First Amendment rights "must be applied in light of the special characteristics of the school environment."
The immediate purpose of this amendment was to guarantee to newly freed slaves their right to vote. It has a much broader application today.
The due process clause or the due process of law are the basic rights that all individuals are guaranteed, specifically when accused of a crime.
The due process clause was considered so important that it was restated twice in amendments to the Constitution, in the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments.
The due process clause guarantees that the government shall not deprive any person of "life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."
There are two aspects of the due process clause:
1. The laws must be reasonable and fair. For example, a law cannot prevent people with blue eyes from driving.
2. Laws must be carried out evenly and fairly. For example, someone with blue eyes should not get a harsher sentence than someone with brown eyes.