During the season of Christmas joy, we all have to remember the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that let us live the way we do. The Bill of Rights is known as the Preamble to the United States Constitution. These ten amendments were written by James Madison on December 15th, 1791. This makes the Bill of Rights 225 years old this month! The Bill of Rights has given the country ten amendments that have benefitted our communities.
- Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, and Petition
- Right to keep and bear arms
- Conditions for quarters of soldiers
- Right of search and seizure regulated
- Provisions concerning prosecution
- Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.
- Right to trial by jury
- Excessive bail, cruel punishment
- Rule of construction of Constitution
- Rights of the States under Constitution
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