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"The Bill of Rights was intended to limit the powers of the national government to infringe on the rights and liberties of the citizenry." Explain this statement and describe, showing a thorough knowledge of historic events, how the principles in the Bill of Rights have been incorporated into the states.

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  1. talk bout various aspects of the bill of rights andhow they contribute to american society? underlying ideologies and stuff.

    put facts to back up your statements. dates.

    How laws have been changed in various ways.

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  2. Undoubtedly, you need to start with the Bill of Rights itself - that is, the first ten amendments of the US Constitution:
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html
    You may decide to add an explanation to each one as you include it. For example, people throw around the phrase "my right to privacy," but if you'll notice, the word "privacy" doesn't show up at all in these amendments. Which amendment do you think leads to this idea?

    Then you'll need to look at the history of the writing of the following documents -- all of which led to the writing of the ten amendments:
    ~Declaration of Independence
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    ~US Constitution

    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/constRedir.html

    http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/billofrights.html

    http://www.billofrights.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights
    Read thoroughly, and be sure to check on the references and external links at the bottom of this page.

    http://www.constitution.org/billofr_.htm

    http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/ForKids/index.shtml
    Click on various links on the left.

    You can undoubtedly find more by going to www.google.com and entering "bill of rights" history (including the quotation marks).

    =)

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  3. I forgot to include what I intended in that list of three. Here's the complete list:

    ~Declaration of Independence
    ~Articles of Confederation
    ~US Constitution

    And this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Congress

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  4. thanks so much... but what about the incorporateing into the states how can one go about doing that?

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