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  Bill of Rights 1689 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bill of Rights 1689 is not a bill of rights, in the sense of a statement of certain rights that citizens and/or residents of a free and democratic society have (or ought to have), but rather addresses only the rights of Parliamentarians sitting in Parliament as against the Crown.
The Bill of Rights 1689 was later supplemented in England by the Act of Settlement 1701, and in Scotland the Claim of Right was supplemented by the Act of Union 1707.
The Bill of Rights and Claim of Right were a major step in the evolution of the governments in Britain towards parliamentary supremacy, and the curtailment of the rights of the monarchy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_Bill_of_Rights   (934 words)

  
 United States Bill of Rights - Wikipedia
The Bill of Rights is the name given to the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
It had been decided earlier that the Bill of Rights would be added to the Constitution as amendments (the list of rights was not included in the text of the Constitution because it was feared that changing the document's text would necessitate the rather painful process of re-ratifying the Constitution).
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
www.web-dictionary.org /encyclopedia/un/United_States_Bill_of_Rights.html   (864 words)

  
 english bill of rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the...
Bill of Rights, entitled "An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown", is one of the basic documents of English...
Parliament subsequently enacted the declaration as The Bill of Rights.
learning-gd.com /articles/19/english-bill-of-rights.html   (274 words)

  
 "The Canadian Constitution, A History Lesson."
The English constitution was formed by the common law and it continues to move with it; and, the common law was allowed to grow and flourish, because of the English constitution.
The English constitution is without a measurable depth and breadth; it is, by its nature, undefinable; it is has never been written down in one spot, nor could it be.
It reiterated two rights which are the bastions against a tyrannic regime: the right to bear arms and the right to bring one's grievance before a court of law (right to petition).
www.blupete.com /Literature/Essays/BluePete/ConstitutionHistory.htm   (3230 words)

  
 Bill of Rights 1689 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The basic tenets of the Bill of Rights 1689 are.
Section 13 of the was enacted subsequently to permit an MP to waive his Parliamentary privilege.
Two special designs of the British were issued in 1989 to celebrate the tercentenary of the Glorious Revolution, one referring to the Bill of Rights and the other to the Claim of Right.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/English_Bill_of_Rights   (966 words)

  
 States' Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, were adopted as a single unit two years after ratification of the Constitution.
The Magna Carta, the English bill of rights, Virginia's 1776 Declaration of Rights, and the colonial struggle against tyranny provided inspiration and direction for the Bill of Rights.
The principle of states' rights and state sovereignty eventually led the Southern states to secede from the central government that they believed had failed to honor the covenant that had originally bound the states together.
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 EUREALIST: Bill of Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One such law is the Bill of Rights 1688/9 it is a Constitutional statute it is not an ordinary law, to change or repeal a Constitutional statute you must actually put before parliament an act specifically with the intention of changing the Statute.
The Bill of rights to date has not been changed it has been amended but those amendments did not disturb the basic rights within the Bill of Rights, the first amendment was the Act of settlement 1701 which was legislation governing the succession to the English Crown.
The authority of the Bill of Rights was re-affirmed in a House of Lords judgement in November 2001.
eurealist.blogspot.com /2004/12/bill-of-rights.html   (1389 words)

  
 Today in History: December 15
Other amendments guarantee the rights of the people to form a "well-regulated militia," to keep and bear arms, the rights to private property, fair treatment for accused criminals, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, freedom from self-incrimination, a speedy and impartial jury trial, and representation by counsel.
The Bill of Rights draws influence and inspiration from the Magna Carta (1215), the English Bill of Rights (1689), and various later efforts in England and America to expand fundamental rights.
Bill of Rights, one of The Charters of Freedom in the Exhibit Hall of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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 The English Bill of Rights (1689) and the travesty of justice being forced upon us by Ontario Bill 117, a ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For anyone trying to understand the evolution of constitutional rights, there is a comprehensive library of constitutional documents for many nations.
Those abuses of human rights and freedoms outlined in the preamble to the English Bill of Rights (1689) led to a revolution that deposed of the King of England and resulted in the creation of modern democracy not only in England but, ultimately, in many other nations.
The "inalienable" rights established in the English Bill of Rights that were the blueprint for all constitutions in the free, democratic world will be officially dead when Bill 117 becomes law.
www.fathersforlife.org /english_bor.html   (1269 words)

  
 Ch. 8 People's Rights
Americans got their rights and freedoms: English colonists came to America wanting the same if not more rights and freedoms of their ancestors.
Jury rights were first won: Magna Carta said wealthy landowners could not be thrown in jail without first being tried in an open court with a jury deciding whether they were guilty or not guilty.
Solution to John Zenger's problem: English Bill of Rights guaranteed him a trial by jury-the colonists were not as judgmental or prejudiced.
brt.uoregon.edu /cyberschool/history/ch08/rights.html   (314 words)

  
 Bill of Rights in the United States - magnacartaplus
The Bill of Rights derives from the Magna Carta (1215), the English Bill of Rights (1689) and the colonial struggle against the English king and Parliament, as well as a gradually broadening concept of equality among the American people.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
www.magnacartaplus.org /usa-rights   (4513 words)

  
 Bill of Rights - dKosopedia
The Bill of Rights amended to the Constitution was written by James Madison and based on George Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights.
The primary objection to the Constitution was that it lacked a bill of rights.
The Bill of Rights was passed by Congress in 1789 and became law on December 15, 1791.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Bill_of_Rights   (522 words)

  
 Representative Phil English (PA21) - English: Bill protects patients' rights, holds insurers accountable
English voted for the bill and the amendment.
The bill reopens the doors that allow patients and doctors to work directly together to decide on the best course of treatment, rather than focusing on costs.
It also ensures patients have the right to choose their doctor with continuity of care protections that allow patients to continue seeing their doctor even if they are terminally ill, pregnant or awaiting critical surgery.
www.house.gov /english/press2001/pbor080701.html   (548 words)

  
 Reader's Companion to American History - -BILL OF RIGHTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That document, which wove Lockean notions of natural rights with concrete protections against specific abuses, was the model for bills of rights in other states and, ultimately, for the federal Bill of Rights.
They did not oppose the principle of a bill of rights; they simply thought it unnecessary, in light of the theory that the new federal government would be one of enumerated powers only.
Such debate notwithstanding, there is no doubt that the Bill of Rights, as symbol and substance, lies at the heart of American conceptions of individual liberty, limited government, and the rule of law.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_009500_billofrights.htm   (1012 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Roman Catholic Relief Bill
There was another cause of dissension, more properly English, which was connected with the adjuration of the supposed Catholic doctrines contained in the oath imposed upon those who wished to participate in the benefits conferred by the Act of 1791, as previously by that of 1778.
The French Revolution was in progress, and a young and powerful republic had arisen preaching the rights of man, the iniquity of class distinctions and religious persecution, and proclaiming its readiness to aid all nations who were oppressed and desired to be free.
An English bishop, Dr. Milner, who had sometimes acted as English agent for the Irish bishops, thought it right to declare to Grattan in their name that they were willing to concede the Veto; and Lord Fingall took a similar liberty with the Catholic Committee.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13123a.htm   (8085 words)

  
 Bill Of Rights
The term is also applied to the English Bill of Rights of 1689 and the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960, and to similar guarantees in the constitutions of the American states.
The distinctive feature of the provisions in American bills of rights is that they are enforced by the courts; statutes and other governmental acts that conflict with them may be ruled void if their constitutionality is appropriately challenged.
The first state bill of rights was the Virginia Declaration of Rights, adopted as part of the state's first constitution on June 12, 1776.
www.americanrevwar.homestead.com /files/BILLOFRI.HTM   (1291 words)

  
 1689: The English Bill of Rights
This bill was a precursor to the American Bill of Rights, and set out strict limits on the Royal Family’s legal prerogatives such as a prohibition against arbitrary suspension of Parliament’s laws.
The English elite had just succeeded in ousting the Catholic King James, who had offended the protestant Church of England by aggressively promoting the Roman Catholic religion, in spite of laws that Parliament had passed.
The Bill of Rights was one of three very important laws made at this time.
www.dsdi1776.com /BillofRights.htm   (1349 words)

  
 Representative Phil English (PA21) - Ensuring airline passengers’ rights
The Airline Passengers Bill of Rights Act was introduced Thursday by U.S. Reps. John Sweeney (R-N.Y.) and John Dingell (D-Mich.).
English, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, is an original cosponsor of the bill.
The Airline Passengers Bill of Rights Act has a two-fold objective in addressing passengers needs from listing their basic rights to ensuring unfair methods of competition that prevent new carriers from providing consumers with better service and lower prices stop.
www.house.gov /english/press2001/passrts050701.html   (859 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Bill of Rights Act, 1689 — The Glorious Revolution
The Bill of Rights Act, 1689 is considered by many to be the third greatest charter of English liberties after the Magna Carta, 1215 and the Petition of Right, 1628.
Never again would English monarchs claim their power came from God as The Bill of Rights Act, 1689 represented the end of the concept of divine right of kings, which was one of the issues over which the English Civil War had been fought.
The right of free petitioning was reinstated by the Act.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A700372   (2467 words)

  
 WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The English Bill of Rights was primarily intended to limit the power of the king and increase the power of Parliament.
The American Bill of Rights is intended to prohibit the government from violating the individual rights of all people and to protect the rights of minorities from majorities.
The right to a trial by a jury of your peers chosen from your community is another essential right in a free society.
www.civnet.org /resources/teach/lessplan/wlib6.htm   (3334 words)

  
 EducationforFreedom
The Bill of Rights, ratified in 1791, was the result of more than a century of experience with rights in America and many centuries before that in England.
Congressional debates over the Bill of Rights drafted by James Madison, then a U.S. representative from Virginia, were, in Madison’s words, “extremely difficult and fatiguing.” Members of Congress challenged each other to duels at one passionate point in the debates.
This satisfied the requirement of approval by three-fourths of the states, and the Bill of Rights became part of the law of the land.
www.freedomforum.org /packages/first/curricula/educationforfreedom/BriefHistory.htm   (958 words)

  
 Article3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some of the earliest of these rights were the right not to be kept in prison without a trial and the right to a trial by a jury.
By far the greatest concerns of the English Bill of Rights were to limit the power of the king, place the dominant power of the government in Parliament, and insure the establishment of the Church of England.
The English Bill of Rights was one of the main examples Americans had of a bill of rights.
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 english bill of rights Free Essays
The members of the Continental Congress who appointed Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence were sharply aware of their place within the English rights tradition, even as they were deliberating a break from the government to which...
Incorporation is the process by which the Supreme Court applied the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to extend the protections of the Bill of Rights against state interference.
The Bill of Rights was originally intended to limit the p...
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 ss_project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The English Bill of Rights was later followed by the Act of Settlement.
It was an amendment to the Bill of Rights.
The English Bill of Rights was the second most important document to progress England's constitutional monarchy.
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 1689: The English Bill of Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At this time, the Bill of Rights was read to both William and Mary.
The Bill of Rights was designed to control the power of kings and queens and to make them subject to laws passed by Parliament.
The said crown and government shall from time to time descend to, and be enjoyed by such person or persons, being protestants, as should have inherited and enjoyed the same, in case the said person or persons so reconciled, holding communion, or professing, or marrying as aforesaid, were naturally dead.
www.restoringamerica.org /documents/english_bor.html   (1471 words)

  
 English Bill of Rights, 1689   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
English people emerged victorious against the King, and, in January 1649 after trial, King Charles I was executed for high treason.
In 1688-89 the English people drove King James II from the throne in the "Glorious Revolution." This peaceable (and apparently bloodless) Revolution brought an end to the old theory of the divine right of kings and clearly established the supremacy of Parliament.
To that end, in 1689, Parliament enacted the English Bill of Rights.
www.montauk.com /history/1689_bill_intro.htm   (462 words)

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