Facts about bill off rights

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They laid out the fundamental human rights. It was a compromise between the Federalists (lead by Alexander Hamilton) and the Anti-Federalists (Also known as Democratic Republicans, lead by Jefferson) in order to pass the US Constitution. Many opposed it, however. A common complaint is described with this quote "If we list a set of rights, some fools in the future are going to claim that people are entitled only to those rights enumerated and no others". The Bill of Rights consists of 10 Amendments to the original Constitution, which itself is a modification of the articles to confederacy. These amendments are:

Freedom of Speech, press, and religion.

Right to a well organized militia/Bear Arms

Right to not have troops quartered in your home in times of peace.

Protects from illegal search and seizure

Protects a citizen who hasn't been charged and convicted of a crime from being harassed.

Right to a Fair, Public, and Speedy trial

The right to sue for compensation

Protects from cruel and unusual punishment

All powers not given to the government in the constitution are reserved for the people

The tenth amendment is mostly unnecessary, and even contradictory to the 9th. It's full text is: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."


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