Bill of Rights Essays
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The United States won the war against Great Britain during the Revolutionary War to gain independence. After the war, the country was having trouble due to military weaknesses, financial difficulties, and lack of cooperation with the state and the national government. Furthermore, during the Shays’ Rebellion, the people were frightened about the situation and convinced the leaders in all 13 states to make changes in the Article of Confederation. In 1787, 12 states met up in Philadelphia to make changes...
Natural rights are allowed to all people that can't be denied or confined by any authority or person. Regular rights are usually supposed to be granted to individuals by 'Natural law.' In creating the laws, Jefferson followed the system of the English Declaration of rights, after the 'Glorious Revolution', 1689. Most researchers today conclude that Jefferson was inspired to write the Declaration of Independence from the works of John Locke. Locke composed that all people are equal as they are...