September 25, 1789 - Bill of Rights Proposed During First U.S. Congress
The First Congress of the United States proposes a series of 12 constitutional amendments aimed at safeguarding individual rights. Three-quarters of the state legislatures will ratify 10 of these amendments, which will become known as the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution).
- The Bill of Rights (FindLaw)
- The Bill of Rights and the First Congress of the U.S. (National Archives)
- Audio: Hate Speech and the First Amendment (Justice Talking)