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The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, was introduced by James Madison who had promised to come up with them as an inducement to convince delegates who worried about individual rights and usurpation of power by a strong central government. The purpose of this body of amendments is to enumerate the rights of citizens which Congress cannot abridge. Among those rights are freedom of religion, speech, association, due process, to keep and bear arms, to be secure in one's person and home.
  • 1791: Bill of Rights in the United States of America

    Offers a brief history of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and their relationship to the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights. Also provides the actual wording of the Bill of Rights.

  • Bill of Rights

    Provides a graphic image of the original Bill of Rights, a history of it, and commentary about it. Also contains an article about George Mason, who refused to sign the original draft of the Constitution because he thought a Bill of Rights was necessary.

  • Bill of Rights Institute

    Offers educational information about the institute for teachers, students, and people who are simply interested in the Bill of Rights. Also offers merchandise specific to the document and the institute.

  • My Bill of Rights

    Dedicated to educating the public regarding the Bill of Rights and to erecting monuments in cooperation with people in various states.

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