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  Bill of Rights
Several state conventions in their formal ratification of the Constitution asked for such amendments; others ratified the Constitution with the understanding that the amendments would be offered.
Articles 3 to 12, however, ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures, constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
When James Madison drafted the amendments to the Constitution that were to become the Bill of Rights, he drew heavily upon the ideas put forth in the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
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  United States Bill of Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bill was influenced by George Mason's 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights, the 1689 English Bill of Rights, works of the Age of Enlightenment pertaining to natural rights, and earlier English political documents such as the Magna Carta (1215).
The English Bill of Rights (1689), one of the fundamental documents of English law, differed substantially in form and intent from the American Bill of Rights, because it was intended to address only the rights of Parliamentarians sitting in Parliament against the Crown.
^ Preamble to the Bill of Rights (2006-03-10).
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States Bill of Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bill of Rights 1689 is an English Act of Parliament with the long title An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown and known colloquially in the UK as the Bill of Rights.
A bill of rights is a statement of certain rights which, under a society's laws, citizens and/or residents either have, want to have, or ought to have.
As such there is democratic protection of the bill of rights as the constitution containing the bill of rights cannot be changed unless it is with the approval of the voting public in that country.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States may be regarded as an example of a constitutional republic or as a liberal democracy, with a government composed of and operating through a set of limited powers imposed by its design and enumerated in that design or Constitution of the United States of America.
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, American English is the first and/or only language of the overwhelming majority of the population and serves as the de facto official language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
Spanish follows English as the second-most spoken language in the United States, primarily due to the influence of recent Latin American immigrants and the fact that almost a fifth of its continental territory was originally part of Mexico, and it is a primary spoken language in some areas of the Southwest.
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 Welcome to BillOfRights.com
The drafters of the Constitution were not against a bill of rights; however, as they were drafting a document that would allow only certain enumerated rights to the central government, they simply didn’t see the need for guaranteed rights to be set out in the document.
In drafting the Bill of Rights the framers looked to further define the role of the central government, essentially by saying that the central government would never engage in certain conduct, that is to say, there would be certain actions that the federal government would simply never do.
It was in this fashion that the Bill of Rights was born and wherein its primary significance rests, the protection of certain basic rights.
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 THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
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.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
United States, 272 U.S. The Ninth Amendment to the Constitution may be regarded by some as a recent discovery and may be forgotten by others, but since 1791 it has been a basic part of the Constitution which we are sworn to uphold.
The right claimed as inviolate may be stated as the right of a citizen to act as a party official or worker to further his own political views.
United States, 98 U.S. The two defendants here were active participants in an organization which gave physical examinations to women, advised them what kind of contraceptive devices or medicines would most likely be satisfactory for them, and then supplied the devices themselves, all for a graduated scale of fees, based on the family income.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents: Bill of Rights
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any States on account of sex.
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.
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 NARA | The National Archives Experience
Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Note: The capitalization and punctuation in this version is from the enrolled original of the Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the Bill of Rights, which is on permanent display in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States Bill of Rights
When the Constitution was submitted to the state legislatures for ratification, many of its opponents claimed that the reason the Constitution did not include a bill of rights was because the document was an aristocratic scheme to remove the rights of Americans.
It had been decided earlier that the Bill of Rights would be added to the Constitution in the form of amendments (the list of rights was not inserted into the text of the Constitution because it was feared that modifying the document's text would necessitate the rather painful process of re-ratifying the Constitution).
The foundation of that case is the right to remain silent, and the words of John Lilburne in his 1637 Star Chamber trial are quoted directly in the majority Opinion.
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 U S Constitution - The United States Constitution - "The Supreme Law Of The Land". The U S Constitution, Bill ...
The objective of the writers was to outline the structure of a new, strong central government after the years of weakness and chaos resulting from the preexisting "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" which loosely bound the colonies together since 1778.
The Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, were adopted in 1791 in order to meet demands for the signature of Massachusetts and other states to the Constitution:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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 American Civil Liberties Union : The United States Bill of Rights
Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petitition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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, adn the persons or things to be seized.
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 Just The Facts - The United States Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments/ The Constitution on DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Just the Facts: The United States Bill of Rights offers teachers and parents a superb video resource for social studies, history, and government classes at the junior high school level or the freshman-sophomore level of high school.
The program is divided into in-depth segments focusing on each of the amendments comprising the Bill of Rights and includes accessible commentary from university professors in constitutional theory and history.
After the Bill of Rights, the program spends some time on the amendments that addressed slavery, prohibition, and suffrage.
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 The Avalon Project : Bill of Rights
Constitution of the United States : Bill of Rights
X - Rights of the States under Constitution
VII - Right to a trial by jury
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 The United States' Bill of Rights by Unknown
The United States' Bill of Rights by Unknown
the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
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 The United States Bill of Rights.
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The Ten Original Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
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 Just The Facts - The United States Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments/ The Constitution DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taking the viewer through each Article and Amendment, these videos clearly and easily explain why the Framers found it important to separate and limit the powers of government and what each branch of government is responsible for providing to the American people.
The controversy over state versus federal rights and individual protection from the government is also well presented.
Filled with great pictures and footage, the Constitution and its amendments are outlined with the added comments of two articulate and insightful professors.
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 Just The Facts - The United States Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments on DVD
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Just the Facts: The United States Bill of Rights offers teachers and parents a superb video resource for social studies, history, and government classes at the junior high or freshman-sophomore level of high school.
There is an enormous amount of content in only 50 minutes of play time, so the program will best serve typical junior and senior high school students if it is not shown in one sitting.
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 United States Bill of Rights - Government - Microsoft Reader eBook
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 Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
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