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Celebrate Your Freedoms on Bill of Rights Day!

Celebrate Your Freedoms on Bill of Rights Day

Learn all about Bill of Rights Day.

Perhaps one of the most important documents in history, the Bill of Rights is one of the founding pillars of the United States. The document was passed on September of 1789 and helps to establish a balance of power, and grants Americans basic rights from the government. Celebrate all your freedoms on Bill of Rights Day on December 15.

History of Bill of Rights Day:

The day was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. The day is observed by displaying the American flag on public buildings and remembering the many rights which are granted to the American people.

Bill of Rights Facts:

  • The Bill of Rights contained ten amendments when it was passed in 1789. There were two additional amendments that weren’t ratified. Today, there are 27 amendments to the constitution.
  • The Bill of Rights was first proposed by James Madison, who later became President of the United States.
  • When the Bill of Rights were written, 14 copies were made. There was one copy for each of the original 13 states and one copy for the federal government.

In essence, The Bill of Rights is a list of limits on government power. For example, what the Founders saw as the natural right of individuals to speak and worship freely was protected by the First Amendment’s prohibitions on Congress from making laws establishing a religion or abridging freedom of speech. For another example, the natural right to be free from unreasonable government intrusion in one’s home was safeguarded by the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirements.

Celebrate your freedoms during Bill of Rights Day.  Join The Maria Sanchez Show in learning about the Bill of Rights. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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