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10 Common Misconceptions about the Constitution

by Miriam - December 30th, 2015.
Filed under: Coffe Break, General.

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Thanks to Robert McWhirter for this post over at the ABA Journal.  Click the link to the article to read more information about the US Constitution.

10 Common Misconceptions about the Constitution

  1.  Most voters today would not have had the right to vote under the original Constitution.
  2. Many of the rights we take for granted were not granted by the original text of the Constitution.
  3. The word “God” never appears in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
  4. The word “democracy” never appears in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
  5. The Bill of Rights was never an actual “bill” in Congress.
  6. Most of the Framers [of the Constitution] believed a Bill of Rights unnecessary.
  7. The Bill of Rights was not, originally, 10 amendments.
  8. the First Amendment was not originally first.
  9. Several states did not immediately approve the Bill of Rights.
  10. The Constitution begins and ends with the People.

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