Bill of Rights Day
James and Dolly Madison sculpture by Ivan Schwartz
This day celebrates the ratification of the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights was introduced by James Madison, who later became the 4th President of the United States.
In recognizing this day, in 2021 President Biden said, “The Bill of Rights is important not only in the freedoms it protects but in its demonstration of America’s enduring commitment to self-improvement and striving to continuously form a ‘more perfect union.’”
Since 1791, 17 additional Amendments have been ratified for a total of 27 Amendments to the Constitution.
About Cathy Burnham Martin
Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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