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The bill of rights
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The Magna Carta was the first form of protection laws for the settlers of America.
The English Bill of Rights- a document created to put more restraints on the king of England
The Declaration of Colonial Rights: a statement created by the First Continental Congress in response to the intolerable acts passed by British parliament. It stated the basic rights of the colonies.
Virginia's declaration of rights: a document created in order to proclaim the inherit rights of men and to reform or abolish inadequate government.
The beginning of the revolution against the articles begins. the Articles of Confederation was America's first constitution, there were many problems with this constitution including a weak government and that it was very hard to change.
A new Constitution: the articles of Confederation were replaced by the new US Constitution with James Madison's idea to create a bill of rights to protect individual rights.
The process of ratification begins: First the three fourths of the legislature must agree, and all states must ratify also.
Delaware Ratifies the Constitution
The Massachusets Compromise: Massachusets agreed to ratify the constitution only if they added certain amendments
Rhode Island rejects the Constitution
New Hampshire ratifies constitution
Virginia ratifies constitution
New York ratifies constitution
James Madison submits proposal of 17 amendments to become the Bill of Rights
Congress examines the proposed the amendments
congress proposes 12 of the 17 amendments.
New Jersey ratifies articles one and three through twelve
Maryland ratifies articles one through twelve
North Carolina ratifies articles one through twelve
South Carolina ratifies articles one through twelve
New Hampshire ratifies articles one and three through twelve
Delaware ratifies articles two through twelve
New York ratifies articles one and three through twelve
Pennsylvania ratifies articles three through twelve
Rhode Island articles one and three through twelve
Vermont ratifies articles one through twelve
Virginia ratifies article one
Virginia ratifies articles two through twelve
amendments 3-12 were adopted by all states
Pennsylvania ratifies article one
The Bill of Rights goes into effect.
Barron vs Baltimore ruled that the Bill of Rights restricts the powers of the US government, not the states.
150th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the last 3 states ratify the amendments (Massachusetts, georgia, and connecticut)
W.V. state board vs barnette, the court rules that students don't have to salute the flag for the pledge of allegiance, under freedom of speech in the first amendment.
Griswold vs Connecticut, the court rules that the bill of rights implies a fundamental right to privacy.
a court case rules that wiretapping is considered a “search” under the 4th amendment
New Hampshire ratifies Article Two
Hazelwood school district vs Kuhlmeier, a court case that rules that schools can censor student publications (1st amendment)
The second article proposed by James Madison becomes 27th amendment
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