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Bill of Rights Day – December 15

Bill of Rights Day – December 15

The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791, 222 years ago today, coming into force on ratification by Virginia. The Bill of Rights includes a Preamble and Amendments 1 – 10 George Mason is known, together with James Madison, as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” However, George Mason would be better […]

George Mason, “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” (1725-1792)

George Mason, “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” (1725-1792)

George Mason is known, together with James Madison, as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” However, George Mason would be better named the “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” since the basis for the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution was the Virginia Declaration of Rights. That all men are born equally free […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 10 (Tenth Amendment – Rights Reserved to the States and People)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 10 (Tenth Amendment – Rights Reserved to the States and People)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 10 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (10th Amendment) Amendment X. (Rights Reserved to the States and People) 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 […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 9 (Ninth Amendment – Non-Enumerated Rights)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 9 (Ninth Amendment – Non-Enumerated Rights)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 9 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (9th Amendment) Amendment IX. (Non-Enumerated Rights) The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.     9th Amendment – Michael Badnarik Bill of Rights Class […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 8 (Eighth Amendment – Cruel and Unusual Punishment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 8 (Eighth Amendment – Cruel and Unusual Punishment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 8 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (8th Amendment) Amendment VIII. (Cruel and Unusual Punishment) Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.     8th Amendment – Michael Badnarik Bill of Rights Class     More […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 7 (Seventh Amendment – Trial by Jury in Civil Cases)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 7 (Seventh Amendment – Trial by Jury in Civil Cases)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 7 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (7th Amendment) Amendment VII. (Trial by Jury in Civil Cases) 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 […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 6 (Sixth Amendment – Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 6 (Sixth Amendment – Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 6 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (6th Amendment) Amendment VI. (Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses) 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 […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 5 (Fifth Amendment – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 5 (Fifth Amendment – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 5 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (5th Amendment) Amendment V. (Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings) 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 […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (4th Amendment) Amendment IV. (Search and Seizure) 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 […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 3 (Third Amendment – Quartering of Soldiers)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 3 (Third Amendment – Quartering of Soldiers)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 3 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (3rd Amendment) Amendment III. (Quartering of Soldiers) 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 […]