The Bill of Rights: Birthday Webcast Today

To commemorate the 219th birthday of the Bill of Rights, the National Constitution Center will host today (Wednesday) a free webcast exploring the history of the U.S. Constitution’s first ten amendments. It will start with James Madison’s initial work on this list of essential freedoms, then cover the years when these provisions were seldom applied, and finally explore their rebirth in the 20th century and some contemporary debates. The 20 minute program will be viewed by six million students across the United States, and you can tune in as well for free. To take part, simply visit this site between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST. And please note that the webcast will be supplemented with a live blog hosted by constitutional experts. (Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)

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