PROGRAM: NJ The Bill of Rights and You

Presented by:
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Current Initiative: 225th Bill of Rights Anniversary National Partner: National Archives Local Partner: K-12 Institutions, Libraries, Museums, Nonprofits, Other Subject: History, Other Audience: All, Children and Families, Educators, K-12

New Jersey Council for the Humanities distributed to 35 venues a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document.

The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments.