Below is a text transcript of the amendments to the Constitution of the United States following the Bill of Rights. You’ll note that within the body of certain amendments, there are asterisks referencing modifications by later amendments.
Passed by Congress March 4, 1794. Ratified February 7, 1795.
Note: Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 11.
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
Following is a text transcript of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. This is the shortest of the documents I’m posting tonight and yet arguably the most important. The Constitution was designed to describe the operation of the government. The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the rights of the citizens. Originally there was some debate among the early members of the government regarding whether such a document was necessary. Fortunately, I think, cooler heads prevailed and the People had some protections from the kinds of government abuses and usurpations from they fled.
The text below is a transcript of the Constitution of the United State. The preamble is probably familiar to the vast majority of people who were in school before the 1980s. This Document is considerably longer than the Declaration of Independence, primarily because it is the foundation of our legal system. Even in the late 1700s, it was necessary to cautiously delineate the legal standards by which our government would operate.
Once more, I encourage one and all to read through the Document. See, through the words of the Founding Fathers, just how it was supposed to be.
Below is a text transcription of the Declaration of Independence. I encourage one and all to read it through, slowly, thoughtfully. Pay close attention to what the Colonists of this continent had to say to their King, whom they found to be unworthy.