The Bill of Rights

On Decebember 15, 1791, the Virginia General Assembly ratified the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. These are collectively known as the Bill of Rights. I previously wrote about the background of this ratification and briefly described each amendment last year on the holiday known as Bill of Rights Day. As it is late on a Friday afternoon and a busy day at … Continue reading The Bill of Rights

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The United States Bill of Rights

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed following the oftentimes bitter 1787–88 battle over ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and crafted to address the objections raised by Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights amendments add to the … Continue reading The United States Bill of Rights