The Bill of Rights is the name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. The amendments mainly provide safeguards for individual liberties by restricting government's power. The amendments were introduced to the legislature by James Madison and put into effect on Dec. 15, 1791.
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What would life be like without the Bill of Rights? Play this click and explore activity for illustrations of life without some of our basic liberties.
Bill of Rights Flash Cards
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Gun Fight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America by Adam Winkler
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Red Mountain: KF3941 .W56 2011
Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains by William Bennett Turner
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Arizona is constructing America's first monument to the Bill of Rights, with a target dedication date of Dec. 15, 2012, Bill of Rights Day. Sculptor Joseph Kilcannon is working with 44,000 pounds of limestone to create the monument. Read more and follow the progress here.
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