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The Bill of Rights
On September 25, 1789, the First Federal Congress of the United States proposed to the state legislatures twelve amendments to the Constitution. The first two, concerning the number of constituents for each... More »

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The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed following the oftentimes bitter 1787–88 battle over ratification of the U.S. ...

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Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific ...

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The Bill of Rights (Amendments 1 – 10) ... Amendment 5 - Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property ... Amendment 9 - Other Rights Kept by the People ...

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Oct 6, 2016 ... Note: The following text is a transcription of the enrolled original of the Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the Bill of Rights, which is on ...

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Oct 12, 2016 ... The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, collectively known as the Charters of Freedom, have guaranteed the rights ...

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First Amendment [Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition (1791)] (see explanation)Second Amendment [Right to Bear Arms (1791)] (see explanation) Third ...

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Although 12 amendments were originally proposed, the 10 that were ratified became the Bill of Rights in 1791. They defined citizens' rights in relation to the ...