1791 United States Bill of Rights - First Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Title

1791 United States Bill of Rights - First Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Description

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.

Creator

Dersh, Stanley, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

Date

1959

Source

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Relation

The Bill of Rights 

Congress Creates The Bill of Rights – Video Introduction to eBook. Source: National Archives

eBook – Background

eBook - The First Congress Part A

eBook - The First Congress Part B Amendments in progress

Source: The National Archives

Rights

Our Bill of Rights is everybody's business.

Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Digital ID

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Drawing

Language

English

Type

Event

Identifier

Bill of Rights, United States, First Amendments, Individual Rights, Constitution, 1791

Coverage

United States

Files

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Reference

Dersh, Stanley, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1791 United States Bill of Rights - First Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Library of Congress, 1959

Cite As

Dersh, Stanley, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., “1791 United States Bill of Rights - First Amendments to the U.S. Constitution,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 11, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/377.