This video of Our American Republic will discuss the origins of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States of America. It will address the first 10 Amendments both in terms of documents that inspired them including the Magna Carta (1215), the English Bill of Rights (1689), and the Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776) as well as the conditions upon which the Bill of Rights was finally added to the US Constitution through a compromise between Federalists and Anti-Federalists.

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1. United States Bill of Rights: Amendments, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights#Amendments

2. Magna Carta, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta

3. English Bill of Rights, avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/england.asp

4. Virginia Declaration of Rights, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Declaration_of_Rights

5. Introduction to the Massachusetts Compromise, teachingamericanhistory.org/ratification/massachusetts.html

6. The Constitution, whitehouse.gov/our-government/the-constitution

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