Saturday, February 19, 2005

The Bill of Rights (1781)

First Amendment: "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."

Transcript of The Bill of Rights at Transcript includes the original 12 Amendments submitted, the first two of which were not ratified.

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