Happy 225th Birthday, Bill of Rights!

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 by Brandy

The Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the National Archives is the permanent home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States and Bill of Rights.

The Columbia Public Library is currently hosting a display commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. This exhibit is made possible through a partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and the National Archives.

The Bill of Rights Institute is also hosting a Student Essay Contest with more than $20,000 in prizes! In 800 words or less, teens are being asked to respond to the following writing prompt:

Civil disobedience is the act of opposing a law one considers unjust and peacefully disobeying it while accepting the consequences. Does peaceful resistance to laws positively or negatively impact a free society? In your answer, incorporate the principles and specific examples (including current events) that support your conclusion.

Contest participants must be between ages 14-19 and in grades 8-12.The deadline to submit your essay is February 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT.

Author: Brandy

I am a librarian, technology trainer, gadget addict, amateur photographer, schnauzer lover, and connoisseur of fine children’s and young adult literature.