Talk:United States Bill of Rights

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Text of the United States Bill of Rights should be compact and easy to navigate to[edit]

I just wanted a listing of the Bill of Rights. It is only 482 words long. How hard can it be? Why come anywhere close? 99.173.132.199 (talk) 22:33, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

The text of each of the 10 ratified articles of amendment (The Bill of Rights) is in the body of the article, and each is separated from the others by only a few sentences of explanation. The text of each of the 12 articles of amendment approved by Congress and sent to the states for ratification is also in the article in list/chart format. If you want just the constitutional verbiage, there are external links which you can click on. Drdpw (talk) 00:41, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
How about updating the section header to read "Application and Text" since just looking at the table of contents it isn't evident that the text is included anywhere? --Nasch (talk) 00:47, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

The rest of the Amendments[edit]

I was looking for all of the Ammendments, and when I searched 'the Ammendments', this article came up. Where is the 11th Ammendment? The 12th? The 13th? I think this article should be expanded. PitbullAJWarriorsSurvivorsLover (talk) 16:43, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

PitbullAJWarriorsSurvivorsLover, you'll find a listing and brief synopsis of all amendments here: List of Amendments to the United States Constitution. BTW, I have retargeted the "The Amendments" redirect to that page. Thanks. Drdpw (talk) 16:58, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Oliver Wolcott letter[edit]

Supposedly, there is a June 3, 1790 letter from Connecticut Lt. Gov. Oliver Wolcott to his son, Oliver Wolcott Jr. where he says the Connecticut General Assembly's upper house wouldn't agree to its lower house bill to ratify Articles 3-12 during the May 1790 legislative session because they thought that Article 2 was just as important as those ten. The letter itself probably wouldn't be important enough to mention in this article but it might shed more light on Connecticut's actions. Unfortunately, the book I read about it only quotes a few words of a sentence and lacks context. I haven't been able to find another mention of it. Does anybody know a source that mentions it or know an online source that has transcriptions of Wolcott letters? Libertybison (talk) 23:17, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

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