When the Constitution was written the founders realized that they had perhaps left out a few things. So on September 25, 1789 they began to consider some changes that might need to be added. They called them the Bill of Rights and proposed 12 changes. On December 15th, 1791 10 changes were made, 2 failed to pass. In all there have been 17 amendments to the constitution. Not bad considering the constitution is over 200 years old! Guess the Founding Fathers were pretty smart!
How to celebrate – How many of the original 10 amendments can you name without looking? Can you name the two original amendments that failed to pass? Can you name the 7 amendments that have passed since 1791?