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 ratified and it is unlikely that it ever will be. The second article was finally ratified in 1992 as the 27th amendment. Articles three through twelve were ratified in 1791 as ten separate amendments into what is now collectively called the Bill of Rights.
Below is the original text of the bill of rights. Note that only articles three through twelve are what is commonly called the Bill of Rights.
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.
Article the first [Not Ratified]
After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred Representatives, nor less than one Representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of Representatives shall amount to two hundred; after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall not be less than two hundred Representatives, nor more than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons.
Article the second [Amendment XXVII - Ratified 1992]
No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
Article the third [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 a redress of grievances.
Article the fourth [Amendment II]
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.
Article the fifth [Amendment III]
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.
Article the sixth [Amendment IV]
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Article the seventh [Amendment V]
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Article the eighth [Amendment VI]
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Article the ninth [Amendment VII]
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Article the tenth [Amendment VIII]
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Article the eleventh [Amendment IX]
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Article the twelfth [Amendment X]
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The Bill of Rights was the first ten amendments to the Constitution; ratified in 1791. The Bill of rights was also a section of the Constitution specifically guaranteeing individual rights.
the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
the English constitutional settlement of 1689, confirming the deposition of James II and the accession of William and Mary, guaranteeing the Protestant succession, and laying down the principles of parliamentary supremacy.
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The Bill of Rights is in the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is what we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
The English Bill of Rights had the basic rights and freedoms but when creating the American Bill of Rights only the rights that were needed and were necessary were written. It made the English Bill of Rights a rough draft, the American Bill of Rights was more thought over and talked about.
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James Madison and Ben Franklin created the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights states the peoples Rights.
The Bill of Rights is the 10 amendments to the constitution. It is the only Bill of Rights.
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the US Bill of Rights is for everyone but the State of Michigan's Bill of Rights only counts in Michigan. So i you went other places your rights would be different except for the rights in the US bill of rights.
It is called a Bill of Rights. There are many different examples, such as a states Bill of Rights or the federal Bill of Rights.
The Framers did not add a Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was added by Congress to protect individual rights.
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Bill of rights doesn't have articles but amendments. There are 10 in the Bill of Rights.
There are not 13 rights, but 10 in the Bill of Rights.
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The US has a bill of rights! yes the united states needs a bill of rights.
The Bill of Rights is part of the constitution. We are studying the Bill of Rights in school.
the english bill of rights didnt have the right to bare arms but our bill of rights did thats how the english bill of rights inluenced our government.
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