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Each state has its own court system, which includes trial courts, appellate courts, and a supreme court.

Local governments usually borrow when in need of large amounts of money for projects.

Concerned citizens can make effective changes in local government by attending public meetings.
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​to change or improve an amendment



reform ​



​a change or modification





amendment

​the amount of money that is spent



​expenditure


the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution






Bill of Rights ​

​the amendment that stresses freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press




First Amendment ​


​the amendment that gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms





​Second Amendment 
the amendment that says that soldiers are not allowed to live in people's homes during times of peace or during times of war except as prescribed by law


​ Third Amendment 


​the amendment that says the government must have a good reason, such as evidence, to conduct a search of someone's personal property



​Fourth Amendment 

​the amendment that says any person defending himself (the defendant) has the right to remain silent and cannot be tried more than once for the same crime



​ Fifth Amendment 


​the amendment that says people have the right to a speedy trial and gives the accused the right to defend himself



​Sixth Amendment 

​the amendment that says the accused has the right to a trial by a jury of his own peers


​Seventh Amendment 


the amendment that prohibits the courts from imposing excessive bails or fines upon the defendant​




​Eight Amendment 
the amendment that protects any right not mentioned in the United States Constitution​


Ninth Amendment ​


​the amendment that says any right not under the Federal Government is automatically under the State Government or given to the people


​Tenth Amendment 

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