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Happy Fourth of July, America 
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Post Re: Happy Fourth of July, America
Ok, this is probably where I show my total ignorance. I have often felt that there are things everyone knows about but me.

I'm perusing the 12 articles of the Constitution, which I've always thought of as "The Bill of Rights." And I'm thinking I remember there being 10, not 12. And I'm looking at what I've always thought of as The First Amendment, but it's number three on the hit parade. Ditto with the second amendment being number four, Fifth Amendment, etc.

So, was I not paying strict attention in Mrs. Cassidy's social studies class lo those many years ago? Or do the first two not count? (I admit, they're not terribly compelling..."


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Post Re: Happy Fourth of July, America
Erm, no. The Constitution as originally accepted and ratified has 12 Articles. Almost immediately, work started on ten key amendments, which were proposed as a body and finally ratified about a year later. Those original ten amendments are collectively known as the Bill of Rights.

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