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This day in history

by The 100 Companies
This day in history

On this day in 1791, the United States of America ratified the Bill of Rights. To celebrate, we bring to you a few facts you might not know:

• While the Bill of Rights comprises 10 amendments, it originally had 12. The first two proposed were never ratified.

• The Bill of Rights was influenced by George Mason‘s Declaration of Rights for Virginia. George Mason, a champion of individual liberties, previously refused to sign the Constitution.

• While Article I was not originally ratified, 203 years later it became Amendment XXVII.

• The original Bill of Rights lives with the Constitution in the National Archives.

– Margot Calmar, The 100 Companies

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