When Was The Bill Of Rights Written ?  

The Bill of Rights, a series of U.S. Constitutional Amendments, was written and put forward by James Madison in the year 1789. It comprises of the first ten amendments that were made to the U.S. Constitution. James Madisonhad initially proposed 12 amendments, out of which only ten were ratified and put into effect as the U.S. Bill of Rights in the year 1791.

The Constitution of the US was officially ratified on June 21, 1788. The surprising thing is after the Constitution became functional, the Bill of Rights was penned down. The first proposal of the U.S. Bill of Rights was put forward by Madison in the Congress’ House of Representatives on June 8, 1789. All the twelve amendment proposals drafted by James Madison were approved by the House on September 25, 1789. After getting an approval from the House of Representatives, the bill consisting of 12 amendments was directed to the all the U.S. States for final ratification. Virginia was the last to ratify the bill. Eventually, on December 15, 1791, 10 out of the 12 proposed amendments were officially incorporated into the U.S. Constitutions as the Bill of Rights.

Today, the Bill of Rights is regarded as the most vital part of the U.S. Constitution. It is not only an integral part of popular American culture, but is a cohesive address to a large number of constitutional issues that drew attention of the people and the government for several years. All the highlighted issues were considered with utmost seriousness and deliberated upon to a point of conformity at varied times in the history of the US. The amendments listed in the US Bill of Rights mainly intended to put a stop to ensuing misapprehension of powers by the government and protect the fundamental rights and civil liberties of the common citizen.

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When Was The Bill Of Rights Written

Who-Wrote-The-Bill-Of-Rights      James Madison is the person who gets the credit for writing the Bill of Rights in the year 1789. He put forward twelve amendment proposals in the House of the First US Congress in the year 1789. Ten out of these twelve proposals were finally ratified by the states and made a part of the U.S. Constitution as the Bill of Rights in December, 1791. More..




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