2016 marks the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, one of our nation's early attempts to form "a more perfect union." In honor of this milestone, the National Archives encourages the nation to engage in thoughtful debate and discussion of how our ancestors sought to create a more just society and how we do so today.
The "Amending America" exhibit highlights the remarkably American story of how we have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form a nation that more closely mirrors our ideals.
Through our series of National Conversations on #RightsAndJustice, we invite Americans to explore a range of contemporary issues, addressing the tension between individual rights and collective responsibilities, a process that began with the Bill of Rights.
Stories of how we have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form "a more perfect union.."
Join the conversation on social media (#RightsAndJustice) or attend one of the conversations in person at a location near you.
See exhibits across the country honoring this milestone anniversary.
- Traveling Exhibit
- Amending America in DC
- A More Perfect Union in Independence, MO
- The Bill of Rights And You
Presented in part by AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.