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    Bill of Rights PDF File

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    Post  Pastor Jay on Thu May 10, 2012 9:09 pm

    The Bill of Rights
    During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open
    the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and
    during the Revolution. They demanded a "bill of rights" that would spell out the immunities of individual citizens. Several state
    conventions in their formal ratification of the Constitution asked for such amendments; others ratified the Constitution with the
    understanding that the amendments would be offered.
    On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States therefore proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the
    Constitution that met arguments most frequently advanced against it. The first two proposed amendments, which concerned the
    number of constituents for each Representative and the compensation of Congressmen, were not ratified. Articles 3 to 12, however,
    ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures, constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
    (From The U.S. National Archives and Record Administration

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