Bill of Rights Day

Just for Fun! Bill of Rights Day Quiz

1. On what date (month, day & year) was the Bill of Rights ratified? ______________________________________________

2. Very briefly, (9 words or less) what is the Bill of Rights? ______________________________________________

3.  Who was the key author of the Bill of Rights?_______________________

4.  What are the 5 basic freedoms cited in the First Amendment? _____________________________________________

5. Who proposed a Bill of Rights in the closing days of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787? ______________________________________________

6. In 1789, how many amendments were submitted to the states by Congress? ______________________________________________

7. What topics were included in the proposed amendments that were not ratified?
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8. How many amendments have been added to the Constitution as of Dec. 15, 1994?
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9. Name the 3 states existing in 1789-1791 that did not ratify the Bill of Rights before they went into effect:
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10. How many states were required to ratify the Bill of Rights?
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11. Which state was the first to ratify the Bill of Rights? ______________________________________________

12. Where would you go to see an original copy of the Bill of Rights? (Bonus:  How many original copies were prepared?) ______________________________________________

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