Sep 16, 2017
A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part
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The Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12:
The 1st Amendment protects freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, right of peaceable assembly, and the right to petition the government.
N-400 Part 12:12. Have you ever persecuted any person because of his race, religion, national origin, membership in a particular group, or political opinion?
The 2nd Amendment protects the right to bear arms in order to provide communal security.
N-400 Part 12:48. If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms on behalf of the US?
The 3rd Amendment protects the right of private property in times of peace and war.
N-400 Part 12:17b. Did you ever help any group that used a weapon against any person or threatened to do so?
The 4th Amendment protects against illegal search, seizure, or arrest.
N-400 Part 12:23. Have you ever been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer?
The 5th Amendment protect the rights of a person accused of a crime.
N-400 Part 12:24 Have you ever been charged with committing, attempting to commit, or assisting in committing a crime or offense?
The 6th Amendment protects the right to a fair trial.
N-400 Part 12:25. Have you ever been convicted of a crime or offense?
7th Amendment protects the right to a trial by jury.
USCIS 100:49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*
8th Amendment protects people from excessive fines and cruel or unusual punishment.
N-400 Part 12:14c. Have you ever badly hurt, or trying to hurt, a person on purpose?
The 9th Amendment protects the rights of the people not listed in the Constitution.
USCIS 100:09. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
The 10th Amendment protects the states’ powers.
USCIS 100:42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
The Bill of Rights and USCIS Civics Questions
Although it originally had twelve amendments, what do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution on December 15, 1791. When was the Constitution written?
The Articles of the Constitution set up our plan of government. What does the Bill of Rights of the Constitution do?
The Bill of Rights protects the rights of everyone living in the
United States including freedom of expression and the right to bear
arms. What is one right or freedom from the First
The First Amendment also protects religious freedom and prohibits the establishment of a state religion. What is freedom of religion?
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