Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 is Bill of Rights Day, and our New Vision Government and Law students wanted to honor it. Gina Norcross, who is the elected public relations coordinator for the class, worked with teacher Tracy Edwards to put together this news item.
Hello from the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES New Vision Government and Law class. In honor of Bill of Rights Day, we would like to share with you our favorite amendment.
First Amendment: The freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly and petition.
This is my favorite amendment; it helps citizens to voice their opinions. - Jasmine Russell, Chateaugay Central School
Third Amendment: No Soldier shall, in time of peace or war be quartered in any house without permission from the owner.
This is my favorite amendment due to its history. During the Colonial times, British troops often invaded the privacy of the colonists by entering their homes, which was justified when Parliament passed the Quartering Act. - Lindsay Martin, Salmon River
Fourth Amendment: No unreasonable searches or seizures.
This is my favorite amendment: it stops police officers from illegally obtaining evidence and makes sure cases are able to stay in court. - Gracie O’Hare, Malone Central
Fifth Amendment: Right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double-jeopardy.
This is my favorite amendment because it gives everyone the right to a fair trial and the right that after they have been proven not guilty they can not be charged with the same crime again. - Gina Norcross, Malone Central
Sixth Amendment: Rights in a criminal trial of the accused persons, right to an impartial jury, speedy, and public trial.
This is my favorite amendment because it gives everyone the right to an impartial trial with counsel without any illegal actions occurring. - Lucas Hart, Brushton-Moira