Bill of Rights Day on December 15th: 8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Bill of Rights

What Exactly Is the Bill of Rights All About | Breast Cancer Car Donations

So, What Exactly Is the Bill of Rights All About?

The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to our nation’s Constitution. These amendments guarantee our civil rights and liberties as Americans. We have the freedom to practice any religion and say what we want. We have the right to a trial by jury and even the right to keep and bear arms, among other rights. We practice these rights in our normal day-to-day living.

To underscore the great importance of this historical document, which was ratified by the U.S. Congress on December 15, 1791, former President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation in 1941 dedicating December 15th as Bill of Rights Day.

The celebration was intended to remind all Americans of how the Bill of Rights safeguards their God-given rights and protects them from the threat of an abusive government.

 

8 Little Known Facts About the Bill of Rights

Although the Bill of Rights has been part of our national life for 230 years now, many Americans still don’t know a lot of things about the historical document. Some don’t even know its purpose.

To celebrate Bill of Rights Day on December 15th, Breast Cancer Car Donations presents eight facts about this document that you might not have heard of:

1. The Bill of Rights was inspired by the English Bill of Rights that was passed in 1689. The English version limited the power of the monarchy by giving more power to Parliament and outlining individual rights such as freedom of speech.

2. Three states didn’t ratify the Bill of Rights until 1939. These were Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Georgia.

3. The least litigated amendment in the Bill of Rights is the Third Amendment. The amendment states that no soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. The Supreme Court has never decided a case based on this amendment.

4. During the Civil War, a Union infantryman stole the North Carolina copy of the Bill of Rights and took it as a souvenir.

5. Only 12 copies of the Bill of Rights are left today out of 14 handwritten copies.

6. The Bill of Rights didn’t apply to all individuals until around 130 years after its conception.

7. James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, first thought of the Bill of Rights as useless and opposed it.

8. Gregory Watson, a 19-year-old sophomore at UT Austin, got an amendment that was originally canceled in 1789 ratified in 1992. Although it’s not part of the Bill of Rights, the 27th amendment was intended to be one of the very first amendments. It read: “No law varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives shall take effect until an election of representatives shall have intervened.” After 10 years of lobbying, Watson managed to convince 38 states to approve the amendment, leading to its ratification.

 

A Simple Car Donation Can Give Hope to These Destitute Women

You can make this year’s observance of Bill of Rights Day truly meaningful by helping ensure the right to life of your fellow Americans who face an existential threat from breast cancer. All you have to do is donate any vehicle that you no longer want to Breast Cancer Car Donations.

We’ll sell your vehicle at a top auction house in your area to generate funding for our breast cancer-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits use the funding to provide uninsured and indigent breast cancer patients with financial assistance and easy access to medical facilities where they can undergo all types of treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment.

Don’t worry, you won’t be going home empty-handed. As a reward for your generous donation, we’ll provide you with a professional vehicle towing service at absolutely no cost to you.

Your gift will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Even more valuable than those material perks, you’ll get to experience the joy and satisfaction of making a charitable act that can help save lives.

We accept almost all vehicle types, even those that are no longer in good condition. You can make your donation anywhere in the country since our vehicle donations program is nationwide in scope.

For more information about Breast Cancer Car Donations, including our quick and convenient donation process, visit our FAQs page. For your inquiries, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or message us here.

 

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Do a life-changing act of kindness today by donating your old car to Breast Cancer Car Donations. Call us at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

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