Daily Bites of the Constitution 18-Bill of Rights

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Daily Bites of the Constitution of the United States
Reads From the Constitution in the Department of State's: 


We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America. Article 1 legislative department: Section 1” Congress legislative powers vested: All legislative powers herein granted (by the people) shall be vested in a congress of the United States which shall consist of a senate and a house of representatives (for the people)


United States Constitution : Bill of Rights
Amendments to the Constitution 1791 reference:

 American History Textbook: 
Reuben Halleck, taught in Public Schools across America in the 50s” 

1. Freedom of Religion, speech,the press and of assembly and petition. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievance.

 2. Right to bear arms: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. 

3. Quartering of troops; No soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

 4. Protection against search: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated and no warrants shall be issued but upon probable cause supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place or persons or things to be seized. 

5. The individual’s guaranteed protection in trials and the right to his life, liberty and property: No person shall be held to answer for a Capitol or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury except in cases arriving in the land of Naval Forces or in the Militia when in actual services in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself; nor be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

 6. Right of an accused person in criminal cases: In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the State and district where the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witness against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witness in his favor and have the assistance of counsel for his defense. 

7, Suits at Common Law: In suits at Common Law where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars the right of trial by jury shall be preserved and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any court in the United States than according to the rule of the Common Law.

 8. Bails, fines and Punishments: Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted. 

9. Regarding Rights not Enumerated (specifically named) The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage (belittle) others retained by the people.

 10. Powers Reserved to the States and the People: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the States respectively or to the people. 

(End of Bill of Rights) Daily Bites to be continued on to Amendments 11-19 (last amendment as of 1926 when School Book was published)

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The Importance of a Moral Society
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Thomas Paine
published anonymously on Jan. 10, 1776

 The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

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