United States Bill of Rights

United States Bill of Rights

By United States

  • Category: Politics & Current Events, Books
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • File Size: 11.12KB
  • Author: United States
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United States Bill of Rights Details

The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed to assuage the fears of Anti-Federalists who had opposed Constitutional ratification, these amendments guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government's power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and the public. Originally the amendments applied only to the federal government, however, most were subsequently applied to the government of each state by way of the Fourteenth Amendment, through a process known as incorporation.

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