Bill of Rights Day – December 15

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Bill of Rights Day Created by FDR

Bill of Rights Day was created by Franklin D. Roosevelt on Dec 15, 1941 when he was president of the United States. During this time the president called upon government officials, and the people of the U.S. to observe the day by displaying the flag of the U.S. on public buildings and by meeting together for such prayers for such ceremonies as may seem to them appropriate.

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Bill of Rights, the First Ten Amendments

The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The amendments add to the Constitution specific guarantees of person freedoms and rights. The Bill of Rights also outline clear limitations on the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and explicit declaration to Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people.

Representative James Madison introduced nine amendments to the constitution on June 8, 1789. The following Sept 25 Congress approved twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution. More than 200 years later the Twenty-seventh Amendment was introduced but, technically, is still pending before the states.

The Bill of Rights includes the First Amendment, which some scholars believe to be the most important. It allows the people to express ourselves and anything we want because it states the government can’t make any laws that deny people freedom of speech.

The special day, undoubtedly, is not celebrated as its creator had anticipated. Perhaps this important day can be realized and celebrated with our new leadership in government.

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