We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3
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Lesson 27 Primary Sources

Abolition of Star Chamber

The Star Chamber was a court that heard criminal and civil cases against prominent Englishmen, who, it was believed, would not receive a fair trial in the regular courts. In 1641, it was abolished by Parliament after controversial incidents with religious dissenters.

Airline Passenger Bill of Rights

An airline passenger bill of rights would guarantee that certain conditions are met at various stages of airline travel.

Bill of Rights (1791): The original 12 proposed amendments

James Madison originally submitted 17 amendments to become the Bill of RIghts. All were passed by the House of Representatives, but only 12 were passed by the Senate and the states ratified 10 of them.

Bill of Rights, as submitted for ratification

The Bill of Rights as it was submitted to the states for ratification. It included a preamble and ten proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution of South Africa

From WIkipedia: The Constitution of South Africa is the supreme law of the country of South Africa. It provides the legal foundation for the existence of the Republic of South Africa, sets out the rights and duties of the citizens of South Africa, and defines the structure of the Government of South Africa.

English Bill of Rights 1689

Act passed by the British Parliament in 1689 enumerating rights of British subjects and residents.

English Translation of Magna Carta

English translation of Magna Carta

Federalist No. 84

From Wikipedia: Federalist No. 84, titled, "Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution Considered and Answered," was written by Alexander Hamilton and asserted that the Bill of RIghts was not a necessary component of the proposed constitution.

James Madison Proposed Bill of Rights

Madison's speech proposing a Bill of Rights and the text of the proposed rights.

James Madison's Original 17 Amendments

James Madison originally submitted 17 amendments to become the Bill of RIghts. All were passed by the House of Representatives, but only 12 were passed by the Senate and the states ratified 10 of them.

James Madison's speech to Congress, June 8, 1789

Madison's thoughts on including a Bill of Rights in the Constitution

Magna Carta

From Wikipedia: Magna Carta, is an English legal charter, originally issued in 1215. Magna Carta required King John to proclaim certain rights, respect certain legal procedures, and accept that his will could be restricted by the law.

Massachusetts Body of Liberties, 1641

From Wikipedia: The Massachusetts Body of Liberties was the first legal code to be established by European colonists in New England.

Patient's Bill of Rights

From Wikipedia: A patient's bill of rights is a statement of the rights to which patients are entitled as recipients of medical care.

Petition of Right

From Wikipedia: The Petition of Right is a major English constitutional document, which sets out specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited from infringing.

The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)

The Virginia Declaration of Rights was the first state declaration of rights. It was adopted on June 12, 1776, and served as a model for other state declarations of rights and the Bill of Rights and influenced the Declaration of Independence.

U.S. Bill of Rights (

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are collectively known as the Bill of Rights. They were proposed by James Madison in 1789 as a response to Anti-Federalists, who argued that the Constitution did not protect individual liberties.

United States Bill of Rights

From Wikipedia: In the United States, the Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known. They were introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789 as a series of articles, and came into effect on December 15, 1791, when they had been ratified by three quarters of the states.

United States Constitution

From Wikipedia: The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the federal government of the United States.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

From Wikipedia: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of World War II and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are respectfully entitled.

Virginia Declaration of Rights

Virginia Declaration of Rights

Virginia Declaration of Rights

From Wikipedia: The Virginia Declaration of Rights is a document drafted in 1776 stating what the writers saw as the inherent natural rights of men, including the right to rebel against "inadequate" government. It influenced a number of later documents, including the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.

Lesson 27      What Are Bills of Rights and What Kinds of Rights Does the U.S. Bill of Rights Protect?
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