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Ratifying the Constitution Signing the Constitution Delegates to the Constitutional Convention The Work Begins Writing the Constitution The Great Compromise Bill of Rights Powers of the Federal Government The Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Amendments Women - The Right to Vote

 
The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now
by Syl Sobel J.D.

The Bill of Rights (American Symbols)
by Pearl, Norman, Skeens, and Matthew

The Bill of Rights (True Books)
by Christine Taylor-Butler

A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights: Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-Pound Giant
by Kathleen Krull and Anna Divito

The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide
by Linda R. Monk

American Documents: The Bill of Rights
by Judith Lloyd Yero

The Bill of Rights (True Books: Government)
by Patricia Ryon Quiri

The Bill of Rights: A History in Documents (Pages from History)
by John J. Patrick

U.S. Constitution and You, The
by Syl Sobel

The Bill of Rights in Translation: What It Really Means (Fact Finders, Kids' Translations)
by Leavitt and Amie J

Declaring Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution (How Government Works)
by Gwenyth Swain

In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America's Bill of Rights (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)
by Russell Freedman

The Bill Of Rights (Government in Action!)
by John Hamilton

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights (Researching American History)
by Pat Perrin and Wim Coleman

In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy

The Bill Of Rights (Documents That Shaped the Nation)
by David Armentrout and Patricia Armentrout

The Bill of Rights (We the People: Revolution and the New Nation series)
by Burgan and Michael

The Bill of Rights (Cornerstones of Freedom)
by R. Conrad Stein

The Bill of Rights: The First Ten Amendments of the Constitution
by David L., Jr. Hudson

The Right to a Trial By Jury (The Bill of Rights)
by Robert Winters

At Issue in History - Bill of Rights
by Gary & Jared Zacharias

States' Rights (Bill of Rights)
by Jodie Lynn Boduch

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In the 1833 landmark case of Barron v. Baltimore, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bill of Rights only applied to the federal government. If this had remained the law, most of the rights we now take for granted - such as freedom of speech, the right to know why you are being arrested, the right to a jury or freedom of religion - would not be enforceable at the state and local government level - where it arises most often today.

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