The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights


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Mattie Payne
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The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights
  1. Bill of Rights
    1. James Madison wrote the amendments
      1. December 15, 1791
        1. like freedom of speech, press, and religion
          1. set rules for due process of law and reserves all powers not delegated to the Federal Government to the people or the states
            1. guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual
              1. first ten amendments to the Constitution
                1. designed to justify breaking away from a government. The Bill of Rights was designed to establish a government
                2. The Declaration of Independence
                  1. the founding document of the United States
                    1. Approved by the Continental Congress on July 4th, 1770
                      1. Thomas Jefferson wrote it
                        1. John Handcock was the first to sign the document
                        2. the goal was to rally the troops, win foreign allies, and announce the creation of a new country
                        3. Declaration of Sentiments.
                          1. outlining the rights that American women should be entitled to as citizens
                            1. begins by asserting the equality of all men and women and reiterates that both genders are endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
                              1. read by Stanton at the Seneca Falls Convention on July 20
                                1. 68 women and 32 men signed although many eventually withdrew their names because of the intense ridicule and criticism they received after the document was made public.
                                  1. marked the start of the women’s rights movement in the United States.
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