Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence between June 11 and June 28 of 1776.
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Colonial Hall now contains 103 biographical sketches of America's founding fathers. At this time we have divided them up into 3 groups:
Robert Treat Paine
Thomas M' Kean
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights in response to concerns that the U.S. Constitution didn't properly protect the rights of individuals. This document became the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
Rights of Citizens:
The Bill of Rights
When the Constitution was ratified in 1789, many people were concerned that it did not protect certain freedoms. They thought that the Constitution should be changed or amendedto protect these freedoms. On December 15, 1791, ten amendments were added to the Constitution. These amendments guarantee certain freedoms and rights, so they are known as the Bill of Rights.
Some of the freedoms and rights protected in the Bill of Rights include: