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Bill of Rights – History Challenge 12/12/11

This history challenge is now closed and the winner was Greg from Kokomo, IN

This week’s prize is Judge Napolitano’s new book “It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom

Because of the opposition to the adoption of the Constituiton by the anti-Federalists, several states proposed amending the document to better protect the states, as well as individuals, from the incursions of the centralized federal government. Thus these ten new planks were drafted, dedated, and eventually adopted. They became the first ten amendements to the Constitution and was ratified on December 15th, 1791. Match the following amendments below and submit your information to be entered into the drawing. For club members, be sure add 2 bonus points to your tally sheet.

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A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.




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




No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.




Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.




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.




No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.




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 re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.




The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.




The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.




Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.






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