Category Archives: Bill of Rights

End of a Cycle – New One Begins in July


After 2 years and almost 7 months, the cycle of Roots of the Nation has come to an end. It started out as just another website doing an annual page with the Declaration of Independence. I was then struck by … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (6-10)


Amendment 6 (Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses) Ratified 12/15/1791. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (1-5)


Amendment 1 (Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression) Ratified 12/15/1791. 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 … Continue reading

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