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"A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular; and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences."

--Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1787. ME 6:388, Papers 12:440


Original Transcript of "The Bill of Rights"

Polish translation -- translation by Monika Browne (MS Word format, requires Microsoft Word or the free downloadable Word Viewer)

Romanian translation -- translation by Crin Forbes

Greek Translation -- translation by Catherine M. Nazarene (Rich Text format, requires MS Word or MS Wordpad)

Spanish Translation

German Translation

French Translation

Russian translation (by Oleg Volk. Requires Cyrillic text support installed on your computer to view correctly.)

Latin Translation (by David Kovacs, Professor of Latin at the University of Virginia. HTML, hosted at George Mason University). (Sorry, this appears to have expired)

Hebrew Translation

Arabic Translation

Korean Translation

Japanese Translation

Simplified Chinese Translation

Armenian Translation


We also have in PDF a facsimilie of one of the few remaining originals of the first 1789 printing of 150 copies of the Bill of Rights, scanned as a public service of Adobe Systems Incorporated.


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