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The Bill of Rights: With Writings That Formed Its Foundation

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A guide to the first 10 amendments to the U. S. Constitution, along with information about the history of each one.

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Overview

A guide to the first 10 amendments to the U. S. Constitution, along with information about the history of each one.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557091512
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • Publication date: 6/2/2006
  • Series: Little Books of Wisdom Series
  • Edition description: This leatherette edition of the text of the United States Bill of Rights, alongs
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 435,162
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

A Delegate and a Representative from Virginia and 4th President of the United States; born in Port Conway, VA, March 16, 1751. Died at Montpelier on June 28, 1836.

George Mason IV (December 11, 1725 – October 7, 1792) was a United States patriot, statesman, and delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention.

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Congress OF THE United States begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.:

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution. (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights)

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. The Preamble to the Bill of Rights
III. The Bill of Rights
IV. Additional Sources a) James Madison Proposes The Bill of Rights to the House of Representatives b) The Virginia Declaration of Rights Drafted by George Mason c) Federalist No. 10

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I. Introduction II. The Preamble to the Bill of Rights III. The Bill of Rights IV. Additional Sources a) James Madison Proposes The Bill of Rights to the House of Representatives b) The Virginia Declaration of Rights Drafted by George Mason c) Federalist No. 10
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