Tag: James Otis Jr.

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 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 Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

The United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence Another version of the Declaration of Independence is here.   See comparison of First Draft, Reported Draft, and Engrossed Copy – USHistory.org “Which Version is This, and Why Does it Matter?” Declaration Resources Project, Harvard University, January 2018     The Declaration of Independence: Liberty   […]

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

Another version of the Declaration of Independence is here.   See comparison of First Draft, Reported Draft, and Engrossed Copy – USHistory.org “Which Version is This, and Why Does it Matter?” Declaration Resources Project, Harvard University, January 2018     The Declaration of Independence: Liberty   In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of […]