Summary of the US Bill of Rights

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What Exactly is the Bill of Rights? While it may, at first glance, seem like its own separate document, similar to the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments added to the United States Constitution. Initially written to help ensure the ratification of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights act […]

When Was the Bill of Rights Ratified?

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Although it was introduced at around the same time, the Bill of Rights is actually separate from the main Constitution. The Bill of Rights consists of the first 10 amendments to the constitution. When was the Bill of Rights ratified? The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. However, the process was not […]

US Bill of Rights – Downloadable Printable and Free PDF

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The Bill of Rights is a collection of the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution. Why Another Bill of Rights PDF? This PDF version of the Bill of Rights has been prepared by constitutionus.com using a revised version of the constitution which includes its amendments. We wanted to make this PDF as accessible as […]

First Amendment Freedoms – Freedom of Religion

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The 5 Basic Freedoms Freedom of Religion is one of the five basic freedoms laid out in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The other four are – Freedom of Speech, Press, Assembly, and the Right to Petition the Government. The First Amendment Protects Religious Freedom Congress cannot either create its own state religion […]

Is The Bill Of Rights Part Of The Constitution?

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The Bill of Rights is not part of the Constitution but rather a series of Amendments to the Constitution. It is housed within the Constitution but not a part of the document itself. These rights were brought in a short time after the Constitution’s finalization as a means of adapting the document to give the […]