The Motto of the Church of Latter-day Saints
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut – 1639
See original document on the Joseph Smith Papers. The Constitution of our country formed by the Fathers of liberty. Peace and good order in society. Love to God, and good will to man. All good and wholesome laws, virtue and truth above all things, and aristarchy, live forever! But woe to tyrants, mobs, aristocracy, anarchy, […]
Massachusetts Body of Liberties – 1641
Forasmuch as it hath pleased the Allmighty God by the wise disposition of his diuyne1 pruidence so to Order and dispose of things that we the Inhabitants and Residents of Windsor, Harteford and Wethersfield are now cohabiting and dwelling in and vppon the River of Conectecotte and the Lands thereunto adioyneing; and Well knowning where […]
English Bill of Rights 1689
A Coppie of the Liberties of the Massachusets Collonie in New England The free fruition of such liberties Immunities and priveledges as humanitie, Civilitie, and Christianitie call for as due to every man in his place and proportion; without impeachment and Infringement hath ever bene and ever will be the tranquillitie and Stabilitie of Churches […]
An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown Whereas the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons assembled at Westminster, lawfully, fully and freely representing all the estates of the people of this realm, did upon the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord […]
United States Bill of Rights
The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the Separatists, also known as the “Saints”, fleeing religious persecution from James VI and I. They traveled aboard the Mayflower in 1620. (read more) Related events: November 11, 1620 – Pilgrims sign Mayflower Compact
Other Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the ‘Bill of Rights’. For Amendments 11-27, click here.
The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787
Constitutional Amendments 1-10 make up what is known as The Bill of Rights. Amendments 11-27 are listed below.
Associated Locations: Independence Hall, Washington D.C. Associated Dates: September 17, 1787 – Constitution of the United States signed Preamble We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to […]
The translation sets out to convey the sense rather than the precise wording of the original Latin. JOHN, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his officials […]