Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Bill Of Rights Is Born

On this date in 1789, Virginia Representative James Madison addressed the First Congress, proposing a total of twenty amendments to the newly-ratified United States Constitution. These amendments were eventually condensed to twelve, ten of which were ratified by enough states to become the Bill of Rights as we know them today.

1 comment:

  1. Actually it was found that 11 past by 1791. The final of the twelve was ratified in 1991. Http:// for more info.