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Eng 106 - the Bill of Rights: A Look Inside

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The Bill of Rights: A Look Inside.

D'Angelo Tolbert

American Intercontinental University

ENGL106-1101B-246 English Composition I

Mary-Catherine Ferguson

24 March 2011

Abstract

In the research the Bill of Rights we will try to break down the meaning of the Bill of Rights. We will explore some of the origins of where this document came from. In the course of the paper we look at the importance of the Bill of Rights to the American people. We will discuss why the Bill of Right was adopted to the American Constitution.

The Bill of Rights a Look Inside

As American we honor our history, traditions and Freedoms. This nation was started by colonist who felt they were not being treated fairly by the government that represented at the time. Wanting to break away for the tyranny of England the American people our Fore-Fathers did not want to trade one bad form of government for another. Many people know though the Constitution greatly written did not ensure that the Government would not abuse its new power to oppress the people of the land. The people demanded that amendment s be added to the Constitution to ensure the rights of the people would not be infringed upon by the federal government. On September 25, 1789 the first ten amendments which are known as the Bill of Rights were introduced to Congress by Thomas Jefferson. For generations many have argued the principles of what is the Bill of Rights? Today we will find out. We will take an in-depth look into what the Bill of Rights are? Where did the Idea of the bill of Rights come from? Who was the bill of Right written for? Why were they written? Looking at the answers to these questions we may be able to put to rest some of the myths of our Bill of Rights.

The biggest and the most important question we have to ask are; what exactly is the Bill of Rights? The Bill of Rights is defined as a formal summary of those rights and liberties considered essential to a people or group of people Looking at the US Bill of Rights it is further broken down as series of limitations of power held by the United States federal government, protecting the natural rights of liberty and property of the citizens of the United States (Monk, 2000. ). These first set of Amendment to our constitution were set up in a way to ensure that the right of the common man would not be pressed upon by the Federal Government. It also limited the federal government involvement in matters that were delegated to the state and local magistrates.as we

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