Friday, September 25, 2009

On September 25

On this day in ...
... 1789 (220 years ago today), the United States' 1st Congress proposed amendments to the Constitution, presenting them for ratification by the state legislatures. The 1st 2 would not be ratified, but the latter 10 would succeed, thus becoming Amendments I-X of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights (right). As stated by the Library of Congress, the bill "contained guarantees of essential rights and liberties omitted in the crafting of the original document."

(Prior September 25 posts are here and here.)

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