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1. IntroductionIntro.3 Bill of Rights (First Through Tenth Amendments) AnnotatedBill of Rights (First Through Tenth Amendments) Annotated On September 12, five days before the Convention adjourned, Mason and Gerry raised the question of adding a bill of rights to the Constitution. . . .
Restrictions on the Slave Trade
Restrictions on the Slave Trade Article I, Section 9, Clause 1: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the . . .
Fugitive Slave Clause: Doctrine and Practice
Fugitive Slave Clause: Doctrine and Practice Article IV, Section 2, Clause 3: No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any . . .
Freedom of Assembly and Petition: Overview
Freedom of Assembly and Petition: Overview First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, . . .
Thirteenth Amendment: Historical Background
Thirteenth Amendment: Historical Background On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring, based on his war powers, that within named states and parts of states in . . .
Prohibition Clause Thirteenth Amendment, Section 1: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the . . .
Exceptions Clause Thirteenth Amendment, Section 1: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United . . .
Fourteenth Amendment: Overview
Fourteenth Amendment: Overview Amendment of the Constitution during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period resulted in a fundamental shift in the relationship between the Federal Government and the states. . . .
Apportionment Clause Fourteenth Amendment, Section 2: Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, . . .
10.Appx.3 Proposed Amendments Not Ratified by the StatesProposed Amendments Not Ratified by the States During the course of our history, in addition to the twenty-seven amendments which have been ratified by the required three-fourths of the States, six other . . .