The Bill of Rights

By: Michael Butzer and Braden Creel

Introduction

On September 25, 1789, after the United States of America disjointed from Great Britain, James Madison wrote and helped create the Bill of Rights which is still in tact today. The Bill of Rights holds the first ten amendments that sets the standards for our modern society as we know it today


Causes

The reason we have the bill of rights is because the government wanted
to give a list of rights to the public that are guaranteed to the
every citizen of the United States of America.


Characteristics

The Bill of Rights holds the the first ten amendments immediately implemented after ratified and they become the law of the land. The first ten amendments are shown below on the Bill of Rights



First Ten Amendments:

1. Freedom of speech, religion, press, etc.

2. Right to keep and bear arms.

3. The conditions for quartering soldiers.

4. Right of search and seizure.

5. Provisions regarding the prosecution of an individual.

6. Right to a speedy trial.

7. Right to trial by jury.

8. Provision against excessive bail and cruel punishment before trial.

9. Rule of construction regarding the constitution; and

10. The rights of the states under the Constitution.

Signficance

It is significant to the United States because it protects and gives
rights to citizens. This document also allowed for the government and
the public to be equals. Though that's not so true now, it was a huge
deal back then.


Closing

The Bill of Rights was a very important document that really set the base for freedom in our country. It replaced the Articles of confederation and without the bill of rights we would not be the same country as we are today.