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Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, Article XIV

  • By: Paul J. Cornish
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The Massachusetts Declaration of Rights is the first part of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Authored primarily by John Adams, the declaration constituted Chapter 1 of “The Report of a Constitution, or Form of Government, for the Commonwealth of ...

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