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For reference, the first 10 amendments are:
1 - Protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government. 
2 - Protects a militia's and an individual's right to bear arms. 
3 - Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime. 
4 - Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause. 
5 - Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy. 
6 - Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel. 
7 - Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law. 
8 - Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment. 
9 - Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution. 
10 - Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution.

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