Bill of Rights Ornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Solid brass, electroplated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
- 1 3/4 X 3 inches
- Gift boxed
The Bill of Rights ornament is a wonderful patriotic item reminding us of our rights as American citizens. Exclusive to the National Archives Store, it was made in the United States and lists ten reasons why it should hang in pride of place at any time of year.
On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of the 12 were ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures on December 15, 1791. The ratified Articles constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution or the U.S. Bill of Rights. Over the years, the Constitution was amended 16 more times. In 1992, 203 years after it was proposed, Article 2 of the original Bill of Rights was ratified as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. There have been numerous suggestions for new amendments since 1992, but none have made it out of Congress.