Bill of Rights Essay by PC

Bill of Rights
An overview of the U.S. Bill of Rights and a summary of some of the amendments.
# 60022 | 1,456 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 13, 2005 in Law (Constitution) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)

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The Bill of Rights was ratified into the United States Constitution in 1791. The Bill consists of 10 amendments and was created to define the liberties of the people of the United States that the government could not infringe upon. This paper provides a brief history of the Bill of Rights before delving into several of the amendments incorporated into the Bill, including the First, Sixth and Eighth Amendments.

From the Paper:

"The Eighth Amendment prevents the government from imposing excessive bail or fines and says cruel or unusual punishments shall not be inflicted (Lowi & Ginsburg, 2000). In this case, we can see that it takes the power of the government to punish criminals but, at the same time, it adds restrictions to that power. All of these examples show that the Bill of Rights expresses civil liberties; liberties that are for the people, and states that the government cannot take action that would go against or infringe upon on these rights."

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