Flyer, The Bill of Rights


Flyer, The Bill of Rights


Copy of the U.S. Bill of Rights provided by the Patriotic American Youth.


Patriotic American Youth


Mississippiana Vertical File


Patriotic American Youth


circa 1960s-1970s


Copyright not evaluated.






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A reproduction of the bill of rights. The ink is blue and red, and it is on white paper.<br />
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Our American heritage<br />
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The bill of rights<br />
As provided in the first 10 amendments to the constitution of the United States affective December 15, 1791<br />
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Preamble<br />
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The conventions of a number of the states having at the time of their adopt in the constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its power, that further Declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: and as extending the ground of public confidence in the government, will best insure the beneficient ends of its institution.<br />
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One. Right to freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, petition.<br />
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 to petition the government for a redress of grievances.<br />
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Two. Right to keep and bear arms.<br />
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.<br />
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Three. rights on quartering of soldiers.<br />
No soldier shower, and 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.<br />
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Four. Right against unreasonable search and seizure.<br />
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 issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.<br />
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Five. Right to protection of persons and property.<br />
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, and less on a present meant or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land of naval forces, or in the militia, when an actual service, 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.<br />
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Six. Rights of persons accused of crime.<br />
In all criminal prosecutions, that accuse shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which districts shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.<br />
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Seven. Right of trial by jury.<br />
In suits at common law, where are the value is controversy shall exceed $20, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury Shelby otherwise re-examined in any quart of the United States, that according to the rules of the common law.<br />
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Eight. Right to protection against excessive fines, bail, punishment.<br />
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.<br />
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Nine. Rights not a numerator and retained by the people.<br />
The enumeration in the constitution of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.<br />
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10. Rights reserved to the states and the people.<br />
The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, I reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.<br />
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This is a public service of patriotic American youth, PO Box 363, Jackson, MIssissippi.



Patriotic American Youth, “Flyer, The Bill of Rights,” Online Exhibits at Southern Miss, accessed July 17, 2024,

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