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    The Bill of Rights

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    The Bill of Rights, or the first ten amendments of the constitution, were designed to protect individuals’ rights and liberties from the central government, when the United States’ Constitution was being written and put in place. Led by Patrick Henry, Antifederalists were against the idea of changing to a constitution, but were the main supporters of the Bill of Rights. Their opposition, led by James Madison, however felt this Bill of Rights was unnecessary for the national government to do. Politics

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    Amendment says that no state shall deprive an individual of life, liberty, and property without due process. Because of this amendment the Supreme Court now applies the Bill of Rights to the states through selective incorporation. The Court now incorporates the Bill of Rights on the states on a right by right and case by case basis. Because of Gitlow v. New York (1925) which ruled that the freedom of speech and press are protected by the First Amendment can’t be abridged by the states. Individuals now

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    Religious Freedom in Virginia

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    attendance at an Anglican Church was obligatory. Nonconformist denominations, such as Baptists and Presbyterians, began to grow, but they were allowed very little freedom to practice their own beliefs, and Anglicanism was enforced as the official state religion. Some choice was granted when the Crown’s Act of Toleration in 1689 allowed a degree of freedom of worship to nonconformists. (viginiamemory.com). However, members of these congregations were still required to be married in and pay taxes

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    Internet Laws

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    Crime and the Criminal Internet Laws Cyber Space Law Right now there is a very interesting war being waged in the court rooms across America. It is a battle for the rights of citizens on the Internet. The Internet is a fairly new medium gaining wide popularity in 1994. Because of its incredible growth in popularity in a very short amount of time it has been hard to regulate. The first act to come out regarding the Internet and Freedom of Speech was PL 99-508 the Electronic Communications and Privacy

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    The Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Michaella Gomes What were the intentions of the founding fathers when they created the Bill of Rights? The United States was created because the British were abusing the rights of the colonists. When the Constitution was created the people were worried that the government would be too powerful, just like the King. They believed they wouldn't have any rights so, they created the Bill of rights to protect the people. The Bill of rights protects the people’s

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    The Bill of Rights is dictation of the first ten Amendments to the constitution, written in their inventive form. The most important articles in the Bill of Rights are amendments five and eight, which protect one’s right to a speedy trial and just punishment. In the end of The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, we are able to recognize the necessity of these articles, because combined; they could have helped save Proctor’s life. Amendments are laws that are mandatory rules/regulations by the people for

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    The United States Constitution was originally drafted in 1787 and this did not contain the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was ratified December 15, 1791 (McClenaghan 71). At that time, George Mason and others argued that it should not be included (Bender 27). James Madison believed that adding a bill of rights could give the government powers to take away people’s private rights (Madison 44). He stated that wherever power gives people the right to do something wrong, wrong doings will be done

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    authors of the Constitution of the United States created a magnificent list of liberties which were, at the time ascribed, to most people belonging to the United States. The main author, James Madison, transported the previous ideas of fundamental liberties from the great libertarians around the world, such as John Lilburne, John Locke, William Walwyn and John Milton. Madison and other previous libertarians of his time were transposed into seventeen different rights which were to be secured to

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    The American Constitution

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    “ The U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens”(US Constitution). The Constitution was signed in September of 1787. The Delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia were led by George Washington. He was in the position of authority. The delegates came up with a plan at the convention. The plan was to build up a stronger federal government. The Founding Fathers of the Constitution were a group

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    Brave New World

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    Brave New World "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." second amendment to the United States Constitution, 1791. Within this famous paragraph lies the right that Americans both cherish and fear, the right to have a gun. Of all the civil rights endowed by Bill of Rights and it’s amendments, none has been as been opposed so hostile and defended so staunchly as the Second Amendment. Besieged

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