Bill of Rights

Topics: United States Constitution, United States Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation Pages: 2 (438 words) Published: March 25, 2013
Author; Ted Yanak and Pam Comelison / Article; The Great American History Fact-Finder Jan 12, 2011 Bill of Rights
The topic I chose for my essay was Bill of Rights. My research was done on one of two articles I researched. The article “The American Fact-Finders”, by Ted Yanak and Pam Comelison is an informational article. This article on the U.S. Constitution, explains the purpose and intentions for the creations of the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The first 10 Amendments purpose was to minimize the power of the U.S. Government (Yanak, Comelison, (2004). These Amendments specified the rights of the people for the people. The first 10 Amendments purpose is to minimize the power of the U.S. Government. These Amendments specify the rights of the people for the people (credoreference.com (2009).

1st Amendment: gives us freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition 2nd the right to own guns
3rd the right not to quarter solider
4th protection from illegal searches or seizures
5th prevents against double jeopardy
6th the right for jury trial, to confront witnesses, and defend council 7th the right to a jury in a civil case, and other legal protections 8th the right for protection from unreasonable bail and cruel punishment 9th other rights not specified discussed in the Constitution 10th the right for people or states to power not delegated to the United States (Yanak, Comelison, (2004).

 The Virginia Declaration of Rights was written by George Mason in 1791. After being reviewed by legislatures the official Bill of Rights was proclaimed in 1791.

In 1776 when George Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, at that he intentions were, but had no idea that his first 10 Amendments would be ratified in 1791 as a part of the U.S. Constitution (Yanak, Comelison, (2004). Anyone who that has researched or studied the history on the U.S. Constitution will defiantly agree that the...
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