The Bill of Rights is a section of the Constitition of the United States. The Constitution of the United Sates was written to limit the power of the proposed Federal Government. There were ten amendments added to the charter or license granted by the original 13 states to establish and operate a Federal Government which spelled in very concise language the rights of every citizen in the United States. The first ten amendments are absolute rights that the Federal Government is not permitted to abridge, infringe or nullify. They have never been given the power to do so. The tenth amendment specifically says that anything that the Federal Government is not specifically given in the Constitution is reserved for the states or the people.