The Bill of Rights

       

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    Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, and Due Process of Law

    Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, and Due Process of Law

    The Fifth Amendment

    John Rokutani
    The Fifth Amendment is one of the more complex and far-reaching amendments to the US Constitution, so this book begins by breaking down each clause one by one, explaining the legalese in uncomplicated language, thus allowing the reader to reach a full understanding of due process...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766085572
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    Freedom of Speech, the Press, and Religion

    Freedom of Speech, the Press, and Religion

    The First Amendment

    John Rokutani
    The Bill of Rights is one of the most influential documents in American history. These ten amendments safeguard the basic rights that every American has. The First Amendment protects Americans’ right to speak freely, assemble peacefully, and practice their own religions, and for journalists to write any story they choose...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766085497
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    Limiting Federal Powers

    Limiting Federal Powers

    The Tenth Amendment

    Hallie Murray
    The Tenth Amendment says that the powers not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution belong to the individual states and their residents and can not be taken away from them. Like the Ninth Amendment, the Tenth Amendment’s wording is vague and abstract and often debated, especially when applied to such important contemporary issues as the drinking age, gun ownership, health care, environmental standards, and controlled substances...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766085671
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    Preventing Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    Preventing Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    The Eighth Amendment

    Hallie Murray
    The Founding Fathers created the Eighth Amendment to protect the people from the kind of abuse they had seen while the colonies were under British rule. But to this day, Americans continue to argue about what exactly “cruel and unusual,” “excessive bail,” and “excessive fines” mean...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766085633
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    Rights Retained by the People

    Rights Retained by the People

    The Ninth Amendment

    Hallie Murray
    The Ninth Amendment, which guarantees individuals rights not specifically named within the Constitution or the other amendments, was written using vague, open-ended language to ensure no American citizen would be denied the many rights he or she retained that were not explicitly enumerated...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766085657
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    The Right to a Jury Trial

    The Right to a Jury Trial

    The Seventh Amendment

    Hallie Murray
    By entrusting a jury of ordinary and impartial citizens to decide the outcome of lawsuits, the Seventh Amendment removed the power from judges, who could potentially be swayed and corrupted. It levels the playing field, guaranteeing that each citizen's voice and interests carry as much weight as that of a wealthy individual, major corporation, or powerful government...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766085619
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