Amending America Emoji Beach Towel
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 56 X 30 inches
Designed exclusively for the National Archives, use this Emoji Bill of Rights towel for bath time or summer beach and pool fun while playfully learning and remembering our rights and the important role the Bill of Rights plays to guarantee our liberty.
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.
The original Bill of Rights is officially the 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the amendments. It is on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.