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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)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 June 2016[edit]

This lines here is worded incorrectly, I will put the poor wording parentheses.

The Ninth Amendment declares that fundamental rights exist that are not expressly enumerated in the Constitution, and that "the rights which are do not constitute" an explicit and exhaustive listing of all individual rights possessed by the people.

I would write something like this: The Ninth Amendment declares there are more fundamental rights that exist outside the Constitution. The rights in the the Constitution are not an exhaustive list of individual rights. TroyRoot (talk) 17:39, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (w/ a few tweaks). Thanks for the helpful input.--JayJasper (talk) 21:35, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Conference committee report images[edit]

Bill of Rights Conference Committee Report page 1.jpg
Bill of Rights Conference Committee Report page 2.jpg


Do you think these images of the Conference committee report that finalized the proposed Bill of Rights amendments can be added to the article or do you think they might clutter it up? Libertybison (talk) 22:38, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

I don't see the value in adding these images to the article; there is after-all a link to BoR commons images at the bottom of the page. That said, if others think that adding them will enhance the article, then I'll not object. Drdpw (talk) 21:36, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Virginia's failed 1789 attempt to ratify the Bill of Rights[edit]

I'd like to recommend adding a brief mention in the article of the failed 1789 attempt to ratify the Bill of Rights in Virginia before their success in doing so in 1791. There's a 1991 article about it here. Libertybison (talk) 08:05, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

I've tinkered with the layout of the listing of ratifications and made a note of Virginia's 1789 failure to ratify. Interesting article BTW. Drdpw (talk) 21:36, 16 September 2016 (UTC)