1: Religion, press, speech, assembly, and petition freedom. 2: Right to keep/bear arms for a good militia 3: No soldier quartering 4: Unreasonable searches/seizures freedom 5: Right for due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy 6: Rights to accused persons/ public and speedy trial 7: Trial right by jury in civil cases 8: Excessive bail, cruel/unusual punishment freedom 9: Other rights for any person 10: States have reserved powers
Independence was actually given a right to on July 2, 1776 but the actual declaration wasn't signed until July 4,1776. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams all signed the DOI.
Bill of Rights
The Separation of Powers helped to prevent a single branch from becoming too powerful. The state's government had 3 total branches of government that are shown above and what they did in their given power.
Each state of the 13 involved had to provide at least 2 delegates. The Constitutional Convention drafted the U.S Constitution in 1787. The Constitutional Convention had the purpose to amend The Articles of Confederation. Ratification is the signing/giving formal consent to an agreement to make it valid. This did not happen with TAOC until March 1, 1781.
The first amendments were not ratified until 1791. The amendments contain rights to individual freedom. All of them show America their rights in terms of the government.
This was a compromise that had been adopted by the Constitutional Convention. It had other names like the Sherman Compromise and the Great Compromise of 1787. Small/large states reached an agreement which defined the legislative structure and representation of the parts of the U.S.