Bill of Rights History

It is the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights!

The Bill of Rights, added to the Constitution in 1791 as the first ten amendments, protects rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to freely practice religion. The Constitution gives the government power; the Bill of Rights protects individual liberties. These two ideas have helped to make our Constitution the longest lasting of any nation in the world.

Pam Smith, our adult circulation manager, added a few books from the collection, so you can learn more about the Bill of Rights.