15th Amendment Bookmark - Right To Vote
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Solid brass, electroplated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
- 1 X 4 inches
Highlighting the right of United States citizens to vote, this bookmark is a wonderful patriotic piece. Exclusive to the National Archives Store, we’ll make sure your right to mark your place shall not be denied.
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.