March 20, 2021

The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

This week I dive into the creation and ratification of the Bill of Rights.

Did you know that when the Bill of Rights were originally ratified they were only meant to cover federal crimes and limit the federal governments authority?

Tune in this week as I explain the history of the document and how it got expanded to state law.


Sources Used This Episode:
Podcast: The JuntoCast: A Podcast on Early American History. Episode 21: The Bill of Rights, Jan 23, 2016.

The Virginia Declaration of Rights. National Archives. (LINK)

Incorporation Doctrine. Legal Information Institute. Cornell University. (LINK)

State & Continental Origins of the U.S Bill of Rights. Teaching American History. (LINK)

Federalist 84, Alexander Hamilton. The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History & Diplomacy. Yale Law School. (LINK)

Established Churches in Early America by John R. Vile. The First Amendment Encyclopedia. (LINK)

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