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Bill of Rights Passes Congress (September 25, 1789)
September 25, 1789

Moment 39: Bill of Rights Passes Congress

On this day in history, Congress passed a collection of amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 10 of which would become the Bill of Rights. Foremost in the Bill of Rights is the First Amendment, which includes the right to a free press and for Americans to speak their minds openly and have their voices heard by the government. Radio and television journalists have exercised their rights to a free press to provide their audiences with the most trusted news on the most important events impacting their lives.

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