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Image description: Today is Bill of Rights Day. On December 15, 1791, the United States adopted the Bill of Rights.
The First Federal Congress of the United States proposed twelve amendments to the Constitution. The first two were not ratified by the states. The rest of the amendments were ratified and became known as the Bill of Rights because they contained guarantees of essential rights and liberties omitted in the crafting of the Constitution.
Read the Bill of Rights.

Image description: Today is Bill of Rights Day. On December 15, 1791, the United States adopted the Bill of Rights.

The First Federal Congress of the United States proposed twelve amendments to the Constitution. The first two were not ratified by the states. The rest of the amendments were ratified and became known as the Bill of Rights because they contained guarantees of essential rights and liberties omitted in the crafting of the Constitution.

Read the Bill of Rights.

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day

On December 15, 1791, the United States adopted the Bill of Rights, ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution written to guarantee essential rights and liberties omitted in the crafting of the original document. December 15th is Bill of Rights Day, an opportunity to reflect on these freedoms and the people who have struggled throughout our history to make them possible.