Part 1 - American GovernmentPart 1.1 - Principles of American Democracy

5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights - first ten amendments to the Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. When the Framers wrote the Constitution, they did not focus on individual rights. They focused on creating the system and structure of government. Many Americans believed that the Constitution should guarantee the rights of the people, and they wanted a list of all the things a government could not do. They were afraid that a strong government would take away the rights people won in the Revolutionary War. James Madison, one of the Framers of the Constitution, wrote a list of individual rights and limits on the government. These rights appear in the first 10 amendments, called the Bill of Rights. Some of these rights include freedom of expression, the right to bear arms, freedom from search without warrant, freedom not to be tried twice for the same crime, the right to not testify against yourself, the right to a trial by a jury of your peers, the right to an attorney, and protection against excessive fines and unusual punishments. The Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791.

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¿Con qué nombre se conocen las primeras diez enmiendas a la Constitución?

  • la Carta de Derechos

ماذا نسمي التعديلات العشرة الأولى للدستور؟

  • وثيقة الحقوق

憲法的前十項修正案稱為什麼?

  • 權利法案

1차 헌법 수정 10개 조항을 무엇이라고 부르는가?

  • 권리 장전

Ano ang tinatawag na unang sampung susog sa Kontistusyon?

  • ang Batas sa mga Karapatan

Ta gọi mười tu chính đầu tiên vào Hiến Pháp là gì?

  • Luật Dân Quyền

כיצד נקראים עשרת התיקונים הראשונים בחוקה?

  • מגילת הזכויות

Как называются 10 первых поправок к Конституции?

  • Билль о правах

C’fare quhen dhjete amendamentet e para te Kushtetutes?

  • Te drejtat e njeriut

Kako mi zovemo prvih deset amandmana ustava?

  • Zakon o pravu

ده اصالحیۀ اول قانون اساسی چه نام دارد؟

  • الیحۀ حقوق

Qu’est-ce qu’on appelle les dix premiers amendements de la Constitution?

  • La Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme

Thawj 10 tsab cai sau rau tus Txhooj Cai Lij Choj yog hu li cas?

  • the Bill of Rights

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