United States Constitution and Rights

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RUNNING HEAD: Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights
Janet Zamora
Grand Canyon University
JUS 430 MOD 2
February 20, 2012

Bill of Rights
Many people wonder why the Bill of Rights was made and why we have it. There are many reasons that we have the Bill of Rights and I think that we should all learn a little more about the Bill of rights and what it does for us that make it a very beneficial document for us. I will tell a little history of the Bill of rights, I will tell you what it does for us citizens, and lastly I will tell you if we can do without the Bill of Rights.

First, the Bill of Rights is one of the main founding documents of the United States of America. It consists of Ten Amendments to the United States Constitution. These amendments were added to protect basic God given rights from government interference. James Madison is credited with being the main author of the Bill of Rights. ( http://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/history-bill-of-rights.html). In 1787 the first made US Constitution was presented in Philadelphia and was ratified by the states. The Bill of rights is actually part of the US Constitution now but when the Constitution was first presented it did not contain the Bills of rights. After four years the states found the need to make rights more enforced so they decided to add the Bill of right which basically what this does is just explain everybody’s rights.

Next, the reasons that the Bill of Rights is beneficial for us and is a necessity is because the Bill of Rights explain to us the rights that we have as a US citizen. It primarily deals with every basic right that each living individual must have including the ownership of arms, freedom of religion and eminent domain. More importantly, it prohibits people from doing actions that can threaten or even compromise the value of liberty, life and property. In addition, it eliminates biases by upholding laws that are very much respectful to the establishment of...
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