How far can the government go? Bill of Rights Day challenges Americans to ask tough questions
In 1941, former President Franklin Roosevelt designated Dec. 15 Bill of Rights Day. This date was chosen as a way to recognize and commemorate the document – ratified on this day in 1791 – which spells out our rights as citizens. But many Americans do not fully understand the Bill of Rights, and many who know the amendments interpret them differently, much like religious texts.
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