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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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Jun 26, 2017 ... 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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Jun 26, 2017 ... The Bill of Rights. The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order ...

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Numbers three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the United States (U.S.) Bill of Rights, effective December 15, 1791. James Madison ...

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

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Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison advocating a Bill of Rights: "Half a loaf is better than no bread. If we cannot secure all our rights, let us secure what ...

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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 ...