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Constitution Day: The Bill of Rights

Commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Bill of Rights: 1971 Young Citizen Cartoon

1971 Cartoon - Bill of Rights
Image: Bill of Rights depicted in cartoon format from 1971 Young Citizen teacher’s guide transparency. Courtesy: Syracuse University. Retrieved from


James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights in response to concerns that the U.S. Constitution didn't properly protect the rights of individuals. This document became the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Here are some resources about this important national document.

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