In the United States Declaration of Independence, the term "unalienable rights" signifies rights that are granted by the Creator and cannot be taken away from the people. The rights listed in the same sentence are the ri... More »

The Declaration of Independence states that man is endowed by his creator with certain inherent and inalienable rights, including the preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It also says that if the p... More »

Minority rights are rules and laws that are designed to legally protect the members of a non-dominant racial or ethnic group. These rules and laws are developed to meet the distinctive needs of these non-dominant groups,... More »

The four parts of the Declaration of Independence are the Preamble, a statement asserting the rights of all people, a third section on the grievances of the King and Parliament and a fourth section granting freedom and i... More »

The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution extends citizenship and legal rights to all people, including former slaves. It also restricts political or military authority figures allied with the Confederacy from running ... More »

Frequently proposed ideas for a 28th Constitutional amendment include excluding corporations or financial funds from freedom-of-speech protections, requiring legislatures to balance budgets after a deficit, and defining ... More »

The Second Amendment of the Constitution stipulates that the rights of people of the United States to possess and bear arms "shall not be infringed." Multiple interpretations of the amendment have prompted controversy ov... More »

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