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The "Bill of Rights" (1-10) are amendments to Articles of the US Constitution.

The Articles (1-7) construct rudimentary, basic, US republican governments, federal and state. The Articles distribute political authorities ("powers") between the divisions of government specified  by the US Constitution ("separation of powers").

Amendments 1-10 specify civil rights of ("all", "any" ) one person present in and persons incorporated (a "state", an "assembly") by jurisdiction of the US Constitution. Those rights protect (provide for legal defenses) against particularly harmful exercise of constitutional authorities by government officers and agents.

Amendments 11-27 made by the US Congress after 1789 further specify civil rights and government prohibitions.

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by Cat on Fri Sep 13th, 2019 at 06:57:47 PM EST
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