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The Bill of Rights

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The Bill of Rights is one of the most important documents of not only United States history, but also world history. These first ten amendments to the Constitution protect the rights of the people, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, and the right to a quick and fairtrial for the accused. Over the past 200 years, this crucial document has inspired freedom-loving people around the world to try to change and improve their own governments. It was also the driving force behind the ...

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Overview

The Bill of Rights is one of the most important documents of not only United States history, but also world history. These first ten amendments to the Constitution protect the rights of the people, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, and the right to a quick and fairtrial for the accused. Over the past 200 years, this crucial document has inspired freedom-loving people around the world to try to change and improve their own governments. It was also the driving force behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights-a bill of rights for all of humankind-which was adopted by the United Nations in 1948.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612281896
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2011
  • Series: My Guide to the Constitution Series
  • Pages: 47
  • Sales rank: 820,012
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A New Government 4

Chapter 2 Freedom to Believe, Speak, Worship, and Assemble 10

Chapter 3 Protecting Our Lives and Our Property 18

Chapter 4 Trials, Punishments, and Rights Not Mentioned 26

Chapter 5 Preservation and Promotion 32

Appendix: Amendments to the Constitution 38

Further Reading 44

Books 44

Works Consulted 44

On the Internet 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

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