the Bill of Rights

noun phrase

: the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Certain freedoms are guaranteed to all Americans by the Bill of Rights.

Examples of the Bill of Rights in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later this month, Sotheby’s will celebrate the anniversary of the United States’ founding by selling early copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 June 2024 One-hundred seventy-one years later, after winning independence from England and writing a new Constitution, our founders added 10 amendments called the Bill of Rights. Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 26 Jan. 2024 Beyond the economic sphere, freedom means championing the First Amendment — indeed all of the Bill of Rights — rejecting speech codes, and tolerating differences of opinion. Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 9 Jan. 2024 That is the kind of freedom that was enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Binyamin Appelbaum, Foreign Affairs, 16 Feb. 2021 What a sad turn-about for an institution which was founded as an experiment in cultivating an informed citizenry by Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, champion of the Bill of Rights, and the nation’s third president. Nisha Whitehead, Orange County Register, 22 May 2024 The Bible sells for $59.99 and also includes copies of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Pledge of Allegiance and the lyrics to Greenwood’s song. Mary Ramsey, Charlotte Observer, 10 May 2024 Weinstein’s honors include two Crystal Awards from Women in Film, the Hall of Fame Award from Variety, the National Urban League Citizen Award, and the Bill of Rights Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 25 Mar. 2024 Marshall memorized key parts of the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights. Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024

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“The Bill of Rights.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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