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James Madison, The First Amendment, and The Bill of Rights

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"All power in human hands is liable to be abused." — James Madison

The Bill of Rights

“The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.”

Galileo discovers first three Jupiter satellites

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January 7, 1610

U.S. Supreme Court affirms “separate but equal” principle (Plessy v. Ferguson)

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Supreme Court unanimously rules in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation of schools is unconstitutional

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May 17, 1954

German sub sinks Lusitania

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May 7, 1915

President George Washington gives his farewell address to the nation

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Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States

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The Senate fails to ratify the Versailles Treaty, ending World War I and establishing a League of Nations

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