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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Bill of Rights: Background, History & Roots

A guide to sources that provide a history, analysis, debate, and case law associated with the Bill of Rights and its specific amendments.

Documents that Influenced the Bill of Rights

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Primary Source Documents Online

In addition to finding primary source material in the books and sources listed on this page, the following websites contain primary source documents and materials: