Daily Almanac for Tuesday, December 15, 2020: The 350th Day of the year.

United States Bill of Rights 1789 photo By 1st United States Congress – Available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration. Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

James Madison, primary author and chief advocate for the Bill of Rights in the First Congress By John Vanderlyn – Ths White House Historical Association, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

BILL OF RIGHTS DAY (U.S.)

Bill of Rights Day honors the ratification of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which occurred on December 15, 1791. These laws protect basic human rights, including freedom of religion, speech, and peaceable assembly. Franklin D. Roosevelt first proclaimed Bill of Rights Day in 1941. Occurring on December 15 each year, it is a day for people to fly the U.S. flag and to reflect upon the significance of these amendments.

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