Bill of Rights Essay

Submitted By EmishPatel
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The First Ten Amendment

The first amendment, which addresses the freedom of speech, press, religion, and petition, is vital for an individual’s development for self-expression. Freedom of speech allows you to say whatever you want, to whomever you want to without getting in trouble. However, there are certain things you are not to say. For example, some things that might hurt someone or things that are suppose to be confidential for example government secrets. Freedom of press allows people to express them selves through writing such as books, newspapers, and magazines. Freedom of religion allows anyone to practice any religion in America without the government interfering or taking sides. Freedom to petition gives all citizens the right to petition the government. Meaning that we have the right to express our ideas to the government. This is a major part of the constitution since the country is based leaving a tyrannical government to address our complaints we issued the Declaration of Independence. Hence the founding fathers put into the US Constitution the freedom to petition. With out the first amendment the rest of the constitution would be meaningless. These freedoms help set the USA apart from other countries. In countries like China, they have limited rights and the government will take them away if they speak maliciously about the government.
The second amendment Right to keep and bear arms in order t o maintain a well regulated militia, meaning a well disciplined or trained organization.
The third amendment prohibits quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner’s consent. Soldiers can not just barge into people’s houses and stay there for however long they like.
The fourth amendment provides freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. The government cannot just come into people's house and search and take their belongings without a search warrant for which a probable cause is needed. Some exceptions to a warrant requirement are plain view, open fields, given consent and also curtilage.
The fifth amendment provides right to due process of law, protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure. Freedom from…