bill of rights

The US Constitution version 2.0

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After 'version 1.0' of the US Constitution was released to the public on Sept 17, 1787 there was remaining discontent among several states regarding the powers assigned to the new Federal government and a lack of protections for fundamental individual freedoms and civil rights.

To fix this bug, the First Continental Congress voted on twelve Constitutional Amendments in September of 1789. Two of them failed to gain enough support and the remaining ten, collectively known as The Bill of Rightswere included in 'version 2.0' of the US Constitution, released in 1791.

This refactoring process was open source-minded on multiple levels. » Read more