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The first 10 Amendments of the US Constitution, commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights. These amendments were considered crucial by many of the early founders and were necessary to gain support of some of the states.
The Anti-Federalists, including Thomas Jefferson, thought that the Constitution was unfair. They were afraid of a strong central government; the Anti-Federalists did not want to ratify the Constitution, so, in order to make it fair for the Anti-Federalists, the authors of the Constitution added the …
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Because they believed that an armed populace, organized into a well regulated militia, was a good way to defend the country without a large professional army and that it would give the people the ability to defend their liberties if the government ever became tyrannical. Look at modern Switzerland. …
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The First Amendment states the following: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress…
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The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 essays published in late 1777 and early 1778 by John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, all using the pseudonym Publius, explaining, expounding and seeking to persuade New York to ratify, the Constitution. To my knowledge they have nothing whatsoever …
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Answer They believed that everyone should be able to speak their mind and have a say in public things such as campaigns, etc. They wanted everyone to feel included.
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%DETAILS% Answer Ryan, I think you are supposed to find them. If you *read* those numbers of the Federalist and *think* about what you know of how the government works today you should be able to figure this out for yourself. Michael Montagne
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%REPLIES% Answer The Federalist papers are a series of essays written in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison to influence the ratification debate in New York. To this day theybare considered perhaps the finest treatise on republican government. Since the 2nd amendm…
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The first ten amendemnts were all adopted at the same time. When the U.S. constitution is amended, the new clauses are appended to what was there originally, rather than making internal changes to the original text. Thus, the original body of the constitution developed by the Constitutional conventi…
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The founding fathers were either Federalists or Anti-Federalists. Federalists such as Alexander Hamilton thought that the Bill of Rights was not needed, their new constitution was perfect in their minds and they felt that ratification was not needed. Anti-Federalists like Thomas Jefferson were in fa…
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%DETAILS% Answer The right to own property was, rightly, regarded as the cornerstone of liberty. Owning property makes a person independent of others. If you are dependent on somebody else for your living and financial well being then your ability to exercise political freedom is circumscribe…
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Yes Chalers Cotesworth Pinckney was in favor of the Bill of Rights. So was alot of other framers.
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Because every human has the right to defend their person and/or property against literally anything that may be forced upon that individual, against their will, by another, whether it be an individual, group, or government of any kind, doing the forcing. There is no means by which an immoral act ca…
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the first 10 amendments
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James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights. He later became the United State's fourth president. James Madison was also a representative he gave these bill of rights so people can know what they can and cannot do and what people can do to them with warrants and how people can own stuff or how people do…
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Constitution has something called Bill of Rights which are your rights. Also, Supreme Court (Judicial branch) is there to interpret the laws. They can declare a law unconstitutional and all disputes between individual and government are settled in Supreme Court. Supreme Court's job basically is to …
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The purpose of the first amendment is to give United States of America citizens freedom of speech, grant freedom of religon without persecution, allow assembly and petition of the government.
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Rhode island ratities the constitution
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The Bill of Rights was written because some of the founding fathers worried that the first seven articles didn't do enough to address the individuals rights. So that people living within the republic knew where they stood in the eyes of the law.
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The Bill of Rights was not signed, like the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution was signed by those who wrote the document. The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. They were introduced as a series of amendments,in the first Congress, by James M…
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These First 10 Amendments define such basic liberties as "freedom of religion" "freedom of speech" "freedom of peaceful assembly," and " Freedom of press" and guarantee dendants' rights!
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The Bill of Rights was added on as part of the US Constitution to provide for the personal freedoms and rights of American citizens. The only real criticism of the Bill of Rights is that it is written in a very general way. This means that law makers and those who enforce the laws have to use their …
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It doesn't. The Federalist Papers were written in 1787 and 1788 during the ratification debates over the original constitution. The Bill of Rights was written in 1789, by the first Congress, after the constitution had been ratified and gone into effect.Federalist Paper #29 talks about a well regulat…
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The stepmother would have been able to adopt the child only if the biological mother had voluntarily relinquished her parental rights or had them terminated by the court. Either action is permanent and cannot be reversed. The question is why is the minor child residing with the mother at this time w…
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The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution means the following: 1. Persons charged with a capital crime have the right to a Grand Jury; 2. As per above, Unless it is a military crime; 3. One cannot be tried twice for the same offense; 4. One does not have to testify against oneself; and 5. Prop…
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Political Speech is a type of "freedom of speech", and thus, falls under the protections outlined in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. Historically, Political Speech is considered the most valuable form of speech, and has been provided the most protection.
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Several of the founders shared a common concern about the guarantee of civil rights. To understand this concern one need only look at Colonial life under English rule. The King was constantly abridging rights and "ruling" with a heavy hand. The fear that the new elected "president" might one day mo…
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Strictly speaking, the Bill of Rights is the name given to the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. A bill of rights was originally proposed by James Madison in the first Congress in 1789. It contained twelve proposed amendments, the first article of the original bill has never been ratifi…
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In 1787, critics attacked the proposed Constitution of the United States because they felt that it did not protect the rights of the people. The Anti-Federalists felt that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention did not provide adequate safeguards to protect the citizens from government inter…
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Answer Because they knew that a government-controlled press could not properly serve its citizens, it would only tell the people what the government wanted them to hear. A good example being "Pravda" in the Soviet Union. The "free press" in the United States, while still not controlled by th…
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It's 45 words, you can read as below: Amendment I "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for …
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The 1st amendment was written by Thomas Jefferson.
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the second amendment is important because if some terists attack our country anyone in the country can protect or defend themselves with your guns. if we were not allowed to own a gun a lot of us might get killed. Written by Meagan Defense against terrorists is a function that the 2nd Amendment se…
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Answer1- Press Assembly Petition Expression/Speech Religion (PAPER) 2- right to bear arms, state has right to militia 3- don't have to quarter soldiers in peacetime 4- right to privacy, need search warrant and probable cause 5- legal procedure (grand jury, due process, lawyer) 6- the right…
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Freedom of Speech is found in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to assemble, and t…
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Freedom of press,freedom of religion,freedom of speech,freedom of assembly,and freedom of petition.
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The Constitution was signed by the delegates and authenticated by George Washington without the Bill of Rights -- the first ten amendments to the Constitution. When the Constitution was sent to the 13 states for ratification, the Bill of Rights was not included, and many states would have failed to …
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the constitution; the Bill of Rights
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Freedom of religionFreedom of speechFreedom of the pressFreedom of assemblyThe right to petition the government
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The First Amendment prohibits government (federal, state, or local) from making laws regarding the establishment of religion, interfering with the free exercise of religion, limiting the freedom of speech, interfering with the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceable assembly, o…
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There are actually lots of freedoms in the bill of rights, it's the first ten amendments. Three of them are Freedom of speech, Right to bear arms, Right to avoid illegal searches by the police
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The US Bill of Rights was written in the summer of 1789, and was proposed as a series of 10 Constitutional Amendments in September 1789 by the 1st Congress of the United States. The 10 Amendments were ratified and took effect in December 1791. The US Constitution had been written in September 1787 a…
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" A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
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this amendment prevents government from claiming that the only right people have are those listed in the bill of rights. your welcome
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This clause gives citizens the right to write to their senators and congressment, to request information from the government, and to sue the government if necessary.
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Of the 12 proposed amendments, the first 2 did not become part of the Bill of Rights. The first was dealt with by law, and the second became the 27th Amendment in 1992.---Article the first ... After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Represent…
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It gives to the states any powers not delegated to the federal government.
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ANSWER James Madison drafted the Bill of Rights, even though he wasn't initially in favor of having them included. They were not written at the Philadelphia Convention, since they were later amendments to the Constitution written there. Madison submitted his proposal for a Bill of Rights to Congress…
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The Constitution protects freedom in many ways. here are three ways.It sets up a fair form of government. You can't be free without justice.It sets up rules for the government to work within by creating boundaries for state government laws and federal government laws (see the 10th amendment).The Bil…
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The Bill of Rights is the name granted the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. These amendments protects all of the following: freedom of speech, freedom to bear arms for the purpose of a well-regulated militia, the right to privacy in the home in the context of peacetime …
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Answer The simplest answer is to quote the process from the US Constitution itself: ARTICLE 5.The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, s…
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First Amendment text:Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  …
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The Constitution itself didn't really cover individual rights in the same way that the states' Constitutions did. This made many of the states weary about ratifying the Constitution, Virginia especially. James Madison, a Virginian, spoke on behalf of his state when he said that they would ratify the…
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To outline the rights of individuals. When the constitution was written the individual colonies were asked to ratify it and so give up their independence and form the United States. Since a war for independence had just been fought, the colonies had concerns that the new federal government co…
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The United States Bill of Rights was actually somewhat of a compromise, meant to ease the concerns of the anti-federalists who thought the US Constitution, without a Bill of Rights, did not sufficiently protect individual rights. It was ratified on December 15, 1791.
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Answer The first amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. See U.S. Const. amend. I. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the governm…
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the Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments
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They are fundamental and spelled out or enumerated. Edited -guarantees freedom of religion -freedom of speech -freedom to press -assembly (the social act of assembling)"they demanded the right to assembly"-the right of people to petition the government (criticize the government)
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The Bill of Rights enshrines a number of fundamental rights (such as Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, etc.) shared by all Americans. Could we freely answer many of these questions without the Bill of Rights? No, because we have freedom of speech. That's only one of the things the 1st amendm…
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the bill of rights shows what the gov. can or cant do.
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The First Amendment did not grant nor could it guarantee any rights. It was strictly a restrictive clause---prepared days after the ninth amendment that had people retain all rights mentioned in the First Amendment and many others. If there was any guarantee inferred by the First Amendment, it was t…
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The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are collectively called the Bill of Rights, because they deal with individual rights and freedoms that can not be abrogated by the government. These were added as a compromise between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists for ratification of the Constit…
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when they made the constitution, there were federalists and antifederalists. the antifederalist found that the constitution did not guarantee individual rights so they didn't like it. they made a compromise to add the bill of rights amendments to the constitution. all of the rights are to make sure …
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First Amendment RightsThe First Amendment was added to the United States Constitution because it protects the basic rights of Americans from government interference. The American Revolution was fought because Americans did not feel we were represented fairly in the British Parliament. Those rights i…
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lists specific rights American citizens have
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1) Under the Articles there was only a unicameral legislature so that there was no separation of powers. 2) The central government under the Articles was too weak since the majority of the power rested with the states. 3) Congress, under the Articles, did not have the power to tax which meant that…
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The Founding Fathers.
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The first amendment was important to the framer since it symbolizes the freedom of everyone to say what they want. Without this freedom, elections and other political campaigns will be worthless.
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Came from the 1st amendment in the Constituion or The Bill of Rights answer from: Bianca from Valdosta,GA We have the freedom of speech to speak o the truth and only the truth. Yes it does come from the first amendment, but what is the main reason for it. Just let me say that this freedom is a …
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Rights of the US citizen.
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Second Amendment Originally the Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights in order to prevent the federal government from taking actions that the British had taken during the colonial period. Prior to the winning of the Revolution and our independence, Great Britain tried to take weapon…
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Chris Brown is not a womens abuser hahahahahah fu** yall
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the bill of rights are about all the rights u can do
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The G.I. Bill (officially titled the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, PL345) provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as GIs or G.I.s) as well as one year of unemployment compensation. It also provided loans for returning veterans t…
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freedom of speech or freedom of religion
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Fundamental rights The best protection for fundamental rights is a determination on the part of ordinary citizens to uphold them and to respect the constitution. It can't be left to the courts alone. This is an opinion and others may have different views. The right to bear arms Ultim…
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Answer Depends on what the shirt says. If it's protected speech, then yes they do. If it's nonsense, they they do not. Note that it doesn't matter if it's offensive or not, Legalize Marijuana (or, say, Revive the Nazi Party) is more protected then lolcats or Chuck Norris jokes, because the for…
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It gives citizens freedom to do certain things.
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bill of rightsthe right to assembly , free speech, redress, religion and press
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Dates of the bill of rightsIt was passed by congress September 25,1789. It was ratified December 15,1791.
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The Right to bear arms.The freedom of speechThe freedom of the press.
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Yes. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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It was created on September 25, 1789 and ratified on December 15, 1791.
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the ninth amendment means that the bill of rights does not out rule other laws because it is writtenIt also means that the we still have the obvious rights we have such as thinking, traveling, or talking that aren't mentioned in the Constitution.
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Bills which have passed in the relevant legislature body - parliament, house, senate, etc. - are then signed into law by the executive of the government. This is the president, governor, monarch or whichever authority figure is appropriate.
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The First Amendment states the following: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redres…
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TheÊBill of RightsÊis an Act of the Parliament ofÊEnglandÊpassed on 16 December 1689. Along with the Magna Carta and the Petition of Right, theÊEnglish Bill of Rights is anÊEnglishÊprecursor of the Constitution.
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Answer: no they don't because its against the fourth amendment but on the other hand if the school is suspicious then they should have to go to a court house to get a legal doc. saying that they have the right to search that locker If the school has and continues to state that the locker is school p…
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The president
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What are the negatives for states rights
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As 10 new amendments
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no noooooooooooooooooooo nonononononononononononon"No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law." It prohibits, in peacetime, the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the own…
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The First amendment lists the people personal freedoms freedom of assembly and petition    HEYYYY!!!
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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." The First Amendment co…
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There are 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights. In the United States, the Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known. They were introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789 as a series of constitutional amendmen…
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September 25, 1789.
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in kansas alifonatation project in delaware housing unit jouring world war 3. LOL SMD
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The rights of individuals, particularly minorities, are protected from what Monroe called "the tyranny of the majority."
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