A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights – Belinda Stutzman
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A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights – Belinda Stutzman

August 23, 2019


Translator: tom carter
Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar The first 10 amendments
to the U.S. Constitution — also known as the Bill of Rights — were ratified or passed
over 200 years ago. But even though they’re a bit, well, old, these first 10 amendments are still
the most debated and discussed section of our Constitution today. So, can you remember what they are? Let’s take a look. The First Amendment
is the freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. This may be the most revered
of the amendments. The First Amendment protects our rights
to say and write our opinions, worship how we please,
assemble together peacefully and petition our government,
if we feel the need. The Second Amendment
is the right to bear arms. The original intent
of the Second Amendment was to protect colonists
from the invading British soldiers, but it now guarantees
that you have the right to own a gun to defend
yourself and your property. The Third Amendment is called
the “Quartering” amendment. It was written in response
to the British occupation, and as a result of the colonists
having to house — or quarter — soldiers in their homes
during the American Revolution. Because of this amendment, our government can never force us
to house soldiers in our home. The Fourth Amendment
is the right to search and seizure. The police can’t come into our home
without a search warrant and take our personal property. Today, many concerns have arisen
about our rights to privacy in technology. For example, can the government track
your location with your smartphone, or can social media postings
such as on Facebook and Twitter be used without a warrant? On to the Fifth:
It’s all about due process. You’ve probably heard the phrase
“I plead the Fifth” in movies or on TV. They’re talking about the Fifth Amendment, which says that you don’t have to take
the witness stand against yourself if you may end up incriminating yourself. OK, we’re halfway done. The Sixth and Seventh Amendments
are about how the legal system works. If you’re accused of a crime, you have the right to a speedy
public trial and an impartial jury. You also have the right to a lawyer, and the right to take
the stand if you choose. This is important because it will prevent
the accused from sitting in prison forever and insists that the prosecution
proceed with undue delay. The Seventh says you have
the right to a jury trial, where 12 impartial peers decide
your innocence or guilt in the courtroom, as opposed to a judge doing it all alone. The Eight Amendment prohibits
cruel and unusual punishment. Is the death penalty cruel? Is it unusual? It’s hard for Americans to agree
on the definitions of cruel and unusual. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments
are called the non-rights amendments. They say that the rights
not listed in the Bill of Rights are retained by the people in the states. We have other rights
that are not listed in the Constitution, and the states have the right
to make their own policies, like instituting state taxes. So now you know all 10 amendments. Can you remember them all? If not, remember this: the Bill of Rights is a crucial piece
of American history, and though society
has undergone many changes these past 200 and some years, the interpretation and application
of these amendments are as vital today as they were when they were written.

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  1. Not completely clear with 6-7 or 9-10. Not a good clear video. 2 the right to keep and bear arms was written so a milita can be formed and armed in an attempt to resist tyranny. If the people don't have guns, and there is a tyrannical government, how would a milita get weapons to fight back? And yes, we have the right to protect ourselves, loved ones, and property.

  2. so what happened to the 8 and 10? how are they non rights and rights at the same times. and right to bear arms also is claimed by government as non right along with all the rights states now have taken freedom of speech and press from people cant even record on public or forced to speak by supposed laq that violate your rights. usa if your going to become tyrant atleast do world a favor and do a good job about it you have taken everthing from the people you aint fooling nobody lol.

  3. there are only 27 amendment in the bill of rights but yes it was written since 1789th and then the girl that was saying all of the speaking kept glitching over and over and i kept getting so confused all the time and it literally took me a while to get my brain to get a little knowledge fir my self for now on all of a sudden or so after all ti do all that all of a sudden after all because it will never do such a thing like that and i never seen nothing like that in my life.

  4. Your tone is terrible. Teaching those that want to learn about American freedom that the Bill of Rights is "a bit old" is un-american. Any modification from the original Bill of Rights erodes our rights and makes the US less free. Deliver facts with out opinion Ted-"Ed". Educate, don't push ideology.

  5. I'm guessing most Americans can tell you the 1st, 2nd, and 5th Amendments to a sufficient degree. We don't know the rest because we are retarded.

  6. So everyone understands, I wanted to cover a few more of the amendments listed on the Bill of Rights in a bit more detail.

    The 2nd amendment DOES NOT give you the right to own a weapon. The framers believed that being able to defend yourself was a natural right, not one given by a government. It expressly states that it only PROTECTS the right to bear arms.

    The 10th amendment does not give states "rights". States cannot have rights, only individuals can. It gives states powers, hence the term "reserve powers amendment". Any powers not expressly given to the central/federal government is reserved for the states.

    As a side note, the 4th amendment is not as protecting as this video makes it seem. There are many ways that police officers and other public officers can search private property (seizure is still fairly hard under many because of the few legal due process clauses). If you wanna learn more on the limitations of the 4th amendment, read the Supreme Court's landmark cases relating to the 4th Amendment.

  7. 3rd Amendment only protects us from quartering in times of peace. During times of war it's fair game.

  8. Can someone explain to me why a legal document intended to maintain the stability of the states within a country by centralizing the government while being amended with rules that dictate what this government can do (and not do) to the states themselves or the individuals of the country, would have an amendment intended to facilitate the violent overthrow of the government or the ability of an individual citizen to not comply with the law through violence? Cause the interpretation of "its so we can protect ourselves from the government if they became tyrannical" not only has no historical basis, its silly. Egypt needed no such edict for Arab Springs to be a thing. Ditto for the French Revolution. It makes even less sense when treason is still a crime – which you are committing by trying to overthrowing the government – and governments would be putting efforts into thwarting your plans.

    Belinda Stutzman is correct: it was meant to allow the citizens to protect themselves from invaders (some Americans at the time felt the British could come back to reclaim the colonies – remember Canada was next door and still a British colony at time of penning).

    Sure, if enough people (they don't have to be armed per say) revolt you can overthrow the government with blood and violence. Maybe it's a good idea. Perhaps the United States of America is that far gone. However no country or sovereign, regardless of its love of liberty on its inception, is going to legislate in any compacity that its people have the right to overthrow it. There is no freedom without stability.

  9. My fellow Americans I've read through some of your comments. Somehow this discussion goes to the Second Amendment most the time. if you all stop to think about it they all are important equally! It is truly what makes this country free! should take the time to I understand the 1st Amendment! I love my guns everybody and no one's ever going take them without a fight! so why is everybody so worried about who's in the Oval Office? Obama's is no longer our president still got my guns!🇺🇸 Trump's president now that doesn't matter either. these men are elected officials .they are not Kings it's simple! if America ever Falls it will be destroyed from within! our enemies are closely watching and love the battle you guys are fighting against each other! That includes foreign and domestic enemies! United we stand! Divided we fall!!!! there is no left or right there is only up or down. God Bless America.

  10. all the records of the Bill of Rights are disposed because they should not be interpreted and biased by the background of the participants. It is just what it is.

  11. Killing another human, or forcing him to live in a cell where he cannot live out he’s life are both cruel. But that’s our only options

  12. The 2nd Amendment is the canary in the coal mine. The day the 2nd Amendment is cast aside, ignored, trampled on or made invalid is the day the precedent is set to find ways to curtail all other rights.

  13. I think this has the 6th amendment explained incorrectly. It says "with undue delay" but it should be "without undue delay."

  14. Utube this is for you American freedom of speech matters also freedom of information act and if you take it we will have no use for the phones our your information we can go back to letters and landline …that simple…

  15. That way I love america and we stand by President Trump who has done more for American people then any President in the USA and our freedoms along with the constitution of the United States

  16. Ouch!
    You are an educator who like most give their personal interpretation
    Rather than a factual one.
    Why mislead people? You do
    Disservice to the topic.

  17. I call b*******. She said the second amendment was written because of British occupation. This is a lie.

  18. It took me a lot of traveling and living abroad to make me appreciate the landmark genius of the Bill of Rights. Americans, don’t take this special document for granted. Yes that especially includes the second amendment.

  19. FAIL moron. The meaning of the Bill of Rights doen't CHANGE with time. Who is the brain-dead person who scripted this?

  20. There was one mistame Ted ed made.
    The second amendement was NKT made for protection against the british. The amendement CLEARLY it is a RIGHT of the people. We need guns for our protection not only from foreinghers such as the british BUT from murderers and governements, big one and against tyrannies. The amenedement is still relevant today as it was 200-300 years ago. The more we had guns, the less we have crimes.
    Ted ed please stay out of politics. This is not your field

  21. 2nd amendment had nothing to do with the British! To be able to form a militia at any moment and the militia does not have to be formed.

  22. Main point about the first 10 Amendments is that they are given by your creator and inalienable. That means nobody can take them away. If it were to be interpreted as the government giving you rights, they can take them away.

  23. I think it is interesting what several students have noticed as racially-insensitive messages in the graphics chosen.

  24. Vital???
    Are you serious?!
    They are CORE!
    They are an absolute neccessity for a correct, decent, and good life; not just in this country, but on this planet.

  25. Its an amendment to the bill of rights, not to the constitution. Bill of rights has ten.. constitution has 27.. LEARN ONE THING TODAY

  26. second amendment was also to ensure the people had the power to stand against corrupt government. Libfags always leave that out

  27. She purposely implied that the second amendment means something different now that it did then, all the literature proves this wrong. Misinformation.

  28. The 2nd amendment was not to protect us from The British government but our own. It was after we won the revolutionary war

  29. If I’m not mistaken (and please someone correct me if I am), the second amendment also guaranteed the right to keep firearms in case we needed to overthrow our government if it became corrupt.

  30. All these people in here commenting and not one of them has ever signed the Constitution. It tells you were to sign. Big letters saying your John Hancock here.

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