Bill of Rights Socks
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Mid-calf crew sock
- Mens size 6-11, womens size 7 1/2 -12
- Made of 70% cotton, 28% polyester, 2% elastic
- Machine wash cold, dry inside out
The Bill of Rights reminds us that amendments have been made to the Constitution ever since 1791. These lightweight socks make a strong point when the conversation turns to our rights as American citizens. They make a great gift for historians, patriots and everyone who has a sock drawer. Also available as part of a Charters of Freedom Bundle of socks.
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.