Bill of Rights Day observed this week
Bill of Rights Day
December 15, 2022
Bill of Rights Day is observed on Dec. 15. Dec. 15, 1791, saw the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution itself had been accepted by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787.
With the ratification by the ninth state (New Hampshire) on June 21,1778, the U. S. Constitution became legal. The other states would eventually join the first nine, with Rhode Island the last state to ratify on May 29, 1790. Throughout the process of ratification, a growing call for protection of individual liberties was heard...