Bills of Right Day- Significance and Observation

On June 8, 1789, Representative James Madison proposed several changes to the Constitution through amendments

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The House of Representatives  debated Madison's plan and on August 24 passed 17 amendments

These amendments were changed on December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the "Bill of Rights."

First 10 Amendments to the Constitution describe the Americans' rights in relation to their government

It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual—like freedom of speech, press, and religion 

Now, the people of the United States wanted strong assurances that the new government would not step on their rights.

their newly won rights to freedom of speech, press, and religion, nor on their right not to be searched or taken without a warrant.

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