Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug
- 12 oz.
- Microwave safe
- Handwash: not for use in dishwasher
- Gift boxed
Watch out, your civil liberties may be at risk just by filling your cup with a hot beverage! Entertaining and educational for morning people and night owls alike, our Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug takes a fun approach to the rights of American citizens. (We are kidding, the Bill of Rights will ensure they don't go anywhere.)
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 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the amendments is on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.