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The Eighth Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Eighth Amendment to the Bill of Rights is the one that has the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. This is what the Eighth Amendment tells us about our protections.

A Closer Look at the 1830 US Federal Census

The 1830 US federal census is a unique snapshot in time, showing us what the country and our relatives looked like at that one moment in time. Despite not recording the names of every family...

The Seventh Amendment: The Bill of Rights

The Founding Fathers really wanted to make sure that the common, everyday people of America would have fair and equal legal rights, no matter their wealth or status in society. They wanted everyone...

A Look at the 1840 US Federal Census

The 1840 US federal census is the sixth one done by the United States, and the first one that has most of the pages still available for use by researchers today. It is a far more valuable research...