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  • The Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights

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    The Articles of Confederation 1776 brought a declaration of and a war for independence to Britain’s North American colonies. While they had all acted in concert to reach this decision, their memories of colonial life under the centralized British monarchy had lasting effect upon their views of what the federal government of their new republic would have the power to do. In the years following the Declaration of Independence, Congress came up with the Articles of Confederation

  • Balance In The Constitution: The Constitution And Bill Of Rights

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    balancing abilities to achieve success. The Founding Fathers used documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights to balance the rights of the people and establish a strong government. These documents left some issues unresolved, though. America’s Founding Fathers were able to create a balance between citizens’ rights and a union that would last inevitably through the use of several foundational texts.

  • The Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution

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    The Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution has ten amendments in the first part. The 2nd amendment in the Bill of Rights is The Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The 2nd amendment The Right to Keep and Bear Arms states that “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” (USConstitution). The 2nd second amendment allows any United States citizen to own any type of arm. It allows you to be armed

  • Comparison of US Bill of Rights and The Canadian Charter of Rights

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    THE BILL OF RIGHTS The United States Bill of Rights came into being as a result of a promise made by the Fathers of Confederation to the states during the struggle for ratification of the Constitution in 1787-88. A great number of the states made as a condition for their ratification, the addition of amendments, which would guarantee citizens protection of their rights against the central government. Thus, we have a rather interesting situation in which the entrenchment of a bill of rights in the

  • Hamilton Argues Against A Bill Of Rights

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    During the late 18th century the Antifederalists argued against the constitution on the grounds that it did not contain a bill of rights. They believed that without a list of personal freedoms, the new national government might abuse its powers and that the states would be immersed by an all to dominant and influential national government. The Antifederalists worried that the limits on direct voting and the long terms of the president and senators, supplied by the constitution, would create a population

  • The Importance of The Bill of Rights in Society Today

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    Convention wrote the Constitution in 1787, there was a controversy between the federalists and the anti-federalists surrounding whether or not to have a Bill of Rights. The anti-federalists claimed that a bill of rights was needed that listed the guaranteed rights that the government could never take away from a person i.e. “inalienable rights.” A Bill of Rights was eventually deemed necessary, and has worked for over 210 years. There are many reasons why the ten amendments are still valid to this day, and

  • Bill of Rights To Protect From Tyranny

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    the other hand, anti-federalists, back country people or people involved in business but not in the mercantile economy, opposed the ratification of the constitution. The two sides, after much debate, were able to come to a compromise after the Bill of Rights was included into the Constitution. When the new Constitution was drafted, the ratification, the official approval by the people of the United States, sparked a national debate. People were shocked by the radical changes it proposed; they expected

  • The Bill of Rights and Protection of Civil Liberties

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    The Bill of Rights and Protection of Civil Liberties When the English came to America to escape religious persecution, things commenced at a shaky start. For example, Puritans fled from England because of religious persecution. They were being physically beaten because of their religious beliefs therefore they attempted to create a Utopia or "City upon a hill" in the New World. There "City upon a hill" began with a government based on religious beliefs. It developed into a government

  • Bill of Rights in the U. S. Constitution

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    In the United States, the Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the U. S. Constitution are known. It was introduced by James Madison to the First U.S. Congress in 1791 as a series of constitutional amendments. The Bill of Rights came into effect on December 15, 1791 when about three fourths of the states were ratified. The bill of rights limits the power of the Federal government of the United States so it is protecting the rights of all of the citizens, residents and visitors

  • James Madison on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

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    would face in his eyes, factions. Factions, which as defined by Madison are “a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community” (Madison 156). Madison addresses various ways that he sees factions can be cured of its mischiefs such as removing a faction’s causes and also controlling their effects