I suggest you write your name, the date of purchase and a note on the back for your descendants to talk about 150 years from now. This Bill of Rights is one of those purchases they’ll fight over when you’re dead. It’ll go on from generation to generation since it is burned in leather and will be a conversation starter for parents to teach their children and grandparents to talk about with their grandkids.
The Bill of Rights is one of the four historical documents that Saddleback Leather burns into large panels of leather to frame or hang on the walls of offices, lobbies, entrances or in homes. The Charters of Freedom are composed of The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights. The Magna Carta is the other we burn which was the founding document in England for human rights to be formally established in government. It has it’s fingerprints all over our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.
A Quick History: The Constitution was signed on September 17th, 1787 with the understanding that there would be amendments that protected the natural rights we have as humans. In 1789, Congress agreed on and proposed 12 Articles they thought would work. George Washington sent a copy of them to each of the 13 states for them to consider. One of these copies of the Articles is on display in Washington D.C. today.
Two years later, on December 14th, 1791, 10 of the 12 articles were ratified and became what we call today, The Bill of Rights. They are the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. Since then there have been 17 more Amendments added. Actually, one of the Articles that was rejected, became an official Amendment to the Constitution in 1992.
Since then, the Bill of Rights has been used the world over to help other governments develop their constitutions around the same ideas of free speech, freedom of religion etc.
I read this out loud in a darker area on purpose to keep the focus on the words. This is to listen to while working or driving, not necessarily to watch. Pass it on so more people can understand the freedoms and rights they were born with.
*Frames or hangers not included.*
Made in the USA
Dimensions (W x H x D)
24.25" x 29.25" x 0.12"
Weight: 1.55 lbs
Read the Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the
Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its
powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as
extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the
beneficent ends of its institution.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the
following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of
America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States,
pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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 right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,
against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants
shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public
trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been
committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be
informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.