REWIND: Protecting People's Rights

September 2006
Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;9/18/2006, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p6
The article recalls the ratification of the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution which became known as the Bill of Rights. In 1789, the First Congress of the U. S. proposed 12 Amendments to the Constitution. Only the last 10 were ratified by the state legislatures. Together, these 10 Amendments became known as the Bill of Rights. They guarantee certain freedoms including freedom of speech, the press, and religion, and the right to keep and bear arms.


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