When is this holiday celebrated?
Bill Of Rights Day is celebrated annually on December 15.
What is this holiday about?
In the United States, the Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known. They were introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789 as a series of constitutional amendments, and came into effect on December 15, 1791, when they had been ratified by three-fourths of the States. The Bill of Rights limits the powers of the federal government of the United States, protecting the rights of all citizens, residents and visitors on United States territory.
What is a Bill of Rights?
"A Bill of Rights is a list or summary of rights that are considered important and essential by a group of people." "The purpose of these bills is to protect those against infringement by the government." "The term "bill of rights" originates from Britain, where it referred to a bill that was passed by Parliament in 1689."
"An entrenched bill of rights exists as a separate instrument that falls outside of the normal jurisdiction of a country's legislative body." "In many governments, an official legal bill of rights recognized in principle holds more authority than the legislative bodies alone." "A bill of rights, on the other hand, may be weakened by subsequent acts passed by government, and they do not need an approval by vote to alter it." "Since it may be changed, a bill of rights is a poor defense against a corrupt or tyrannical legislature."
"An unentrenched bill of rights exists as a separate act that is presented by a legislative body. As such it can be changed or repealed by the body that created it." "It is not as permanent as a constitutional bill of rights." "A constitutional bill cannot be changed except with the approval of that country's voting public."
"In other jurisdictions, the definition of rights may be statutory." "In other words, it may be repealed just like any other law, and does not necessarily have greater weight than other laws." "Not every jurisdiction enforces the protection of the rights articulated in its bill of rights."
"Australia is the only Western country without a constitutional or legislative bill of rights, although debate for the creation of such a bill is ongoing in many states." resource /documentation_license
What type of holiday is this?
• • • United States Holiday
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How can I Celebrate this holiday?
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