Bill of Rights Day

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When Celebrated

Always on December 15th


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About the Holiday

On Bill of Rights Day, we celebrate the formal ratification of the The Bill of Rights on December 15th, 1791 that was introduced by the First Congress in 1789. The Bill of Rights was the first ten amendments to the Constitution and serves as the backbone for many of the freedoms Americans cherish. Below is a summary of these rights...

  • First Amendment - the freedom of religion, speech, the press, to assemble and petition the government
  • Second Amendment - the right to keep and bear arms
  • Third Amendment - protection from quartering of troops
  • Fourth Amendment - no unreasonable search and seizure
  • Fifth Amendment - the right to due process, no double jeopardy or self incrimination, and eminent domain
  • Sixth Amendment - speedy public trial by jury, right to counsel and rights of the accused
  • Seventh Amendment - civil trial by jury
  • Eighth Amendment - protection against excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment
  • Ninth Amendment - protection from rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution
  • Tenth Amendment - powers of the States and people

While celebrating this holiday, be sure to see the classic I'm Just a Bill Cartoon from Schoolhouse Rock.

Gift Guidelines

  • Copy of The Bill of Rights
  • Copy of the Constitution
  • Trip to Washington D.C.
  • US Flag
  • Original 13-Star US Flag

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