1791 Bill of Rights Ratified
The Bill of Rights was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, when Virginia's support gave the amendment a three-fourths majority needed to become a law. The Bill was drafted by James Madison, and it included the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution.
Stipulations of the Bill of Rights include freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and right to a speedy and public trial by jury of peers.
Read the full Bill of Rights here.
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