The First 10 Amendments to theDecember 15, 1791
Constitution as Ratified by the States
the Fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
Amendment IFreedom of Religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.
Amendment IIRight to Keep and Bare Arms
Amendment IIIConditions for quarters of soldiers
Amendment IVRight of Search and Seizure Regulated.
Amendment VProvisions Concerning Prosecution
Amendment VIRight to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.
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 defence.
Amendment VIIRight to Trial by Jury
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.
Amendment VIIIExcessive Bail, Cruel/Unusual punishment.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IXRule of Construction of Constitution
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment XRights of States Under Constitution.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.