The Bill of Rights / Tom Head, book editor.
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, c2004.
ISBN: 0737710810 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0737710829 (lib. : alk. paper)
Description: 222 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series: Interpreting primary documents
Subject: United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments Sources.
Civil rights United States History Sources.
Contents: Amending the Constitution -- Predecessors to the U.S. Bill of Rights -- A bill of rights would be absurd / Noah Webster -- The U.S. Constitution needs a Bill of Rights / Melancton Smith -- The U.S. Constitution does not need a Bill of Rights / Alexander Hamilton -- The Bill of rights proposal / James Madison -- Freedom of expression -- Criticism of the government should be permitted / James Burgh -- Unfair criticism of the government should be restricted / John Marshall -- The First Amendment protects criticism of the government / Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Obscenity and censorship / Anthony Comstock, interviewed by Mary Alden Hopkins -- The right to not speak / Robert H. Jackson -- Church and state -- The freedom of conscience / Thomas Jefferson -- Why church and state should work together / Edmund Burke -- The dangers of theocracy / Joseph Priestley -- Faculty-led public school prayer violates the First Amendment / Hugo Black -- Faculty-led public school prayer does not violate the First Amendment / Potter Stewart -- A well-regulated militia -- Proposal for a civilian militia / George Washington -- A case against standing armies / Mary Wollstonecraft -- The Second Amendment protects individual firearm ownership / William Rawle -- The Second Amendment protects organized State militias / James Clark McReynolds -- Rights of the accused / Against general search warrants / James Otis -- Electronic surveillance and the Fourth Amendment / Tom Clark -- Voluntary confessions and the Fifth Amendment / Earl Warren -- Voluntary confessions should always be admissible in court / Antonin Scalia.