Ten Original Amendments: The Bill of Rights

January 2008
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2008, p502
Reference Entry
An almanac entry of the ten original Constitutional amendments generally called the Bill of Rights in the U.S., is presented. Influential in framing these amendments was the Declaration of Rights of Virginia, written by George Mason, a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention. The ten amendments were ratified by the states as follows: New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia and Connecticut.


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