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BASIC RIGHTS PASSES CONGRESS IN 1789

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The first Congress of the United States approved 12 amendments
to the U.S.
Constitution, and sent them to the states for ratification.

The amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were designed to
protect the basic rights of U.S. citizens, guaranteeing the freedom
of speech, press, assembly, and exercise of religion; the right to
fair legal procedure, to bear arms; and that powers not delegated
to the federal government were reserved for the states and the
people.


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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RARE DOCUMENT COPY TO BE AUCTIONED

NEW YORK (AP) — A very special birth certificate will be auctioned
off later this year — a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution.

Sotheby’s announced Friday — appropriately on Constitution Day —
that in November it will put up for auction one of just 11 surviving
copies of the Constitution from the official first printing produced
for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the
Continental Congress. It’s the only copy that remains in private
hands and has an estimate of $15-$20 million.

 

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U.S. CONSTITUTION SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1787

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The signing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA.



The
Constitution of the United States of America was signed by 38 of 41
delegates present at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Supporters of the document waged a hard-won battle to
win ratification by the necessary nine out of 13 U.S. states.

                

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The signature on the Constitution.

Independence Hall Today
Independence Hall Today.

The Assembly Room of Independence Hall - Location of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
The Assembly Room of Independence Hal as it looks today.

The Syng Inkstand - Believed to have been used to sign The Declaration of Independence - Photo Credit: National Park Service
The Syng Inkstand – Believed to have been used to sign The Declaration of Independence.

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AMENDMENT ADOPTED ON THIS DAY

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Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S.
states, the
14th Amendment, guaranteeing to African Americans citizenship and all its privileges, is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1868.

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Secretary of State William Seward certified adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Secretary of State William Seward certified adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Photo courtesy of the Library
of Congress.

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