American Bill of Rights Origin. This paper is comparing the American Bill of Rights, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citzen, and the English bill of Rights.

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The American Bill of Rights.

The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extended the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution. This begins the inexorable document, to which our country's inalienable rights were founded on. The Bill of Rights has origins and ideas from various sources throughout history.

One, very similar, document to the US Bill of Rights is the English Bill of Rights. This similarity is most likely because former Englishmen conceived the US Bill of Rights. After James II was exiled, due to the fact that he abused his power by making Catholics stronger in society, his daughter Mary and her husband, William III, were invited to the thrown.

This invitation was put under the prerequisite, which they must agree to the English Bill of Rights. The English Bill of Rights limited the monarch's power, and increased the parliaments. Amendment eight of the US constitution, which states there shall be no cruel and unusual punishments, is exactly like amendment ten in the English bill of rights, which states the exact same thing. Amendment one of the US constitution, which states that you can have freedom of speech and the government can't impede on your religion, amendment nine of the English bill of rights states that speech cannot be questioned in courts. However, the Englis h Bill of Rights is more about taking away power from the monarchs than discussing the people's rights.

Another similar document to our Bill of Rights is the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizens. This...