The Bill of Rights

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The Bill of Rights Background information: - based on an important debate in America concerning the political nature of the newly- founded nation - a new nation was formed with a centralized government to coordinate national and foreign policy - 1787 state delegates drew up the Constitution, signed by 39 of the 55 delegates - George Mason, the author of the Declaration of Rights of Virginia, who refused to sign the Constitution, stressed the importance of a document protecting the civil liberties and rights of the individual - final draft of the Constitution, which was sent to the states for ratification, did not include a Bill of Rights - federalists managed to win over the advocates of a Bill of Rights by promising to support their demands - Massachusetts made an addition of 10 amendments protecting individual liberty, a condition of its ratification, and other states followed - 1789, First Congress, the feeling in favour of adopting the amendments was such that Congress set about drafting them - 1791 official addiction to the Constitution, after most of the states had ratified them, and they were given the name Bill of Rights Content: - is divided into 10 amendments: 1.) the Congress is not allowed to enact laws, which prohibit the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people to assemble peaceably.. 2.) right to keep and bear arms, necessary for the protection of the free state 3.) the soldiers should never be quartered in people´s houses without the ...

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