Constitutional Period Herald
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is another name for the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. The purpose the purpose of the Bill of Right is to shield the rights that are against the infringement from public officials and citizens. The term "bill of rights" came from England, it refers to the Bill of Rights 1689 created by the Parliament after the Glorious Revolution, declaring the supremacy of Parliament over the monarch, and listing a number of fundamental rights and liberties. The Bill of Rights can be created as entrenched or unentrenched. The entrenched bill cannot be modified in any way by the legislature and the unentrenched bill can be changed by the legislature any time they see fit. Other names for the Bill of Rights are declaration of rights and charter of rights.
The 3 Branches of Government
The three branches of government consist of executive, legislative and judicial. Each branch plays an essential role in the function of the government, and they were located in Articles 1 (legislative), 2 (executive) and 3 (judicial) of the United States Constitution.
The legislative branch was created to make laws. The implement the laws created the executive branch was put into place. Finally, so they people could understand the meaning of the laws the judicial branch was formed.
Virginia Declaration of Rights
The Declaration was draft unanimously by the Fifth Virginia Convention at Williamsburg, Virginia on June 12, 1776. The Declaration was written as a separate document from the Constitution of Virginia which was later implemented on June 29, 1776. The purpose of the Virginia Declaration of Rights is institutes the fundamental principles of free government in natural rights.
Separation of Powers
Articles of Confederation
The Virginia Plan also went by the name of the Randolph Plan, after the man that proposed the plan to the convention in 1787. The plan summarized have a legislature of two houses that would help select the Supreme Court Justice and the president. While waiting for the assemble, James Madison drafted the plan even though Randolph presented it. The purposes of the Virginia plan were to set the framework for any debated held in the convention and to control the population-weighted representation. The proposal of the Virginia Plan was unsuccessful, however it went through numerous corrections before it was finalized.