Open the pages of this book to get an inside look at the Bill of Rights. Find out who insisted on having a Bill of Rights added to the Constitution, why the Bill of Rights was not addressed by Congress right away, and who was involved in writing the Bill of Rights. In this book you will also discover: why the Bill of Rights was an important addition to the Constitution; how many amendments are in the Bill of Rights and what those amendments are; how the Bill of Rights is tested, and is relevant to society today.
Table of Contents
Recording important events Storing valuable documents What is the Bill of Rights? Why a Bill of Rights? The Constitution is ratified Madison presents his ideas The House works on the Bill of Rights The Senate takes over Engrossing the Bill of Rights The ratification process The First Amendment Amendments II and III Amendments IV and V Amendments VI and VII Amendments VIII, IX, and X Where did these rights come from? The Bill of Rights on display Restoring the Bill of Rights A conversation with a conservator The past helps us understand the present.