Bill of Rights Reproduction
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Parchment writing paper
- 23 X 28 inches
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. In 1992, 203 years after it was proposed, Article 2 was ratified as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. Article 1 was never ratified.
The actual Bill of Rights is 28 1/2 by 28 1/4 inches. This facsimile has been printed on antiqued parchment paper which has been through an aging process exclusive to the National Archives, which makes every document unique. It was proudly made in Philadelphia by a family-owned company.
The original 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the amendments is on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.