The Bill of Rights is the collective name of the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. They were proposed on September 25th, 1789 and ratified into law on December 15th, 1791. More »

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The Bill of Rights addresses freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Other rights covered include the right to bear arms, the quartering of troops, freedom from search and seizure, the right to a grand... More »

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The original Bill of Rights limits the government's powers on individual liberties. Under it, Congress cannot establish a religion or prevent the practice of one, nor can soldiers be stationed in someone's house without ... More »

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The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights, and their purpose is to establish personal liberties and put limits on government power. More »

The Bill of Rights contained 12 amendment proposals when it was sent to the state legislatures, 10 of which were adopted and became the first 10 amendments of the Constitution. Congress had 14 copies made, one for the fe... More »

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The Bill of Rights written by James Madison comprises the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and is found on every copy of the Constitution. Readers can access a copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights... More »

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The Bill of Rights limits the government by enumerating the rights of the people and listing the things the government cannot do. For example, the Bill of Rights states that the government cannot pass a law limiting the ... More »