Bill of Rights

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14 08, 2017

American religion – history of religion

By |2018-04-09T23:07:32-07:00August 14th, 2017|Native American, North America, Religion|0 Comments

Rock Art from Utah, about 1700 AD In 1500 AD, there were many different religious faiths across North America. Each group of people worshipped their own gods. All of these faiths did have some things in common though. All of them were polytheistic. (They worshipped many gods.) And all of them thought some of their gods [...]

14 08, 2017

Restoration England – British history

By |2018-04-24T10:40:56-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Charles II of England Oliver Cromwell tried to leave his job as Lord Protector to his son Richard when he died in 1658, but Richard was so useless that two years later Parliament invited Charles I's son, Charles II, to come be king in England after all: historians call this the Restoration, because it restored the [...]

11 08, 2017

Constitutional amendments – United States

By |2019-01-24T05:08:22-07:00August 11th, 2017|Government, North America|0 Comments

The United States Bill of Rights How do you change the Constitution? Over the years since the Bill of Rights in 1791, Americans have not changed their Constitution very much. It's pretty hard to do: you have to get two-thirds of the House and the Senate to agree, and then you have to get 3/4 of the [...]

11 08, 2017

US Bill of Rights explained

By |2019-09-14T06:44:05-07:00August 11th, 2017|North America|7 Comments

The United States Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America What is the Bill of Rights? After the leaders of the new United States wrote the Constitution, they had to get the thirteen states to agree to it. Some of the states didn't want to agree unless they could [...]

6 08, 2017

Hume project – European philosophy

By |2018-04-08T11:14:26-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

David Hume, the European philosopher So David Hume died of cancer in 1776 AD, just as Americans were writing the Declaration of Independence. Hume's ideas had a huge effect on the Declaration of Independence, but he would probably have disagreed with Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers on some points too. What might Hume have [...]

4 08, 2017

British Bill of Rights – European government

By |2019-02-14T20:41:55-07:00August 4th, 2017|Government, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Beginning of the Bill of Rights How much power did British rulers have? Ever since King John agreed to the Magna Carta in England in 1215 AD, people in England had agreed that the king or queen couldn't just do whatever they wanted. Even the king had to obey the law. The Magna Carta More about King John [...]