The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known collectively as the Bill of Rights. They guarantee essential rights and liberties not given in the Constitition.
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Bill of Rights
From the National Archives. Includes high resolution images of the originals available for download. Also found are transcripts.
Bill of Rights in the United States of America
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, adopted as a single unit on Dec. 15, 1791.
George Washington and the Bill of Rights
Letter from George Washington discussing the need for a Bill of Rights to Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, April 28, 1788. Includes image of the letter along with a transcription.
Library of Congress: Bill of Rights
Links to articles and exhibits in the Library regarding the Bill of Rights.
University of Chicago: Bill of Rights
Shown are documents from the original states that addressed citizen rights.
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