1791 United States Bill of Rights - First Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
During the First Congress of the United States, after gaining its independence from Britain, twelve amendments to the new constitution were proposed (1789). Ten of those amendments were ratified and these constitute The U.S. Bill of Rights (1791). Proponent of this document argued that it provided greater clarity regarding individual rights espoused in the U.S. Constitution (1787) and would contribute to ensuring acceptance of the new constitution.
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