The Bill of Rights
Did you know...?
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution are called the
Bill of Rights.
The Bill of Rights was proposed by opponents of the Constitution
as it was written. These leaders felt it could lead to tyranny by the central
James Madison led Congress to adopt these 10 amendments to
guarantee the individual rights of the citizens of the United States.
On September 25,1789, the first Congress of the United States
proposed 12 amendments.
By December 15, 1791, Articles 3 to 12 were ratified by three-fourths
of the state legislatures and contained the basic freedoms that Americans
enjoy as a people.
There are 27 Amendments all together.
Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson
were Anti-Federalists and didn't like the way the Constitution was written.
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