Bill of Rights

“Let me add that a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 20 December 1787

The Bill of Rights: A Story in Documents
Debates in the First Congress: The Five Dimensions of Development
Dimension I: Madison’s Proposals
Dimension II: The House Select Committee Report
Dimension III: The House Version
Rights Secured in the Constitution prior to the Bill of Rights
Dimension IV: The Senate Version
Dimension V: The Conference Committee
Anticipating the Bill of Rights in the First Congress
Origins of the Bill of Rights Series: English and Colonial Roots of the U.S. Bill of Rights
Origins of the Bill of Rights Series: The State and Continental Roots of the Bill of Rights
The Four Stages of Approval of the Bill of Rights