A bill of rights is a list of basic human rights guaranteed by law. To insure these for all U.S. citizens, the Bill of Rights was written at the first meeting of Congress in 1789 and ratified in 1791. Only 10 of the 12 articles proposed were ratified. George Mason is credited with being the “Father of the Bill of Rights.”
Since 1952, the Constitution has been on display in the National Archives building in Washington, D.C. It was brought to the Archives on a mattress. The cases holding the Constitution, which contain gas and vapor to keep humidity at 40% for preservation, are bullet proof.
Alex Knoll recognized for making significant impact on his community
Alex Knoll, 18, of Post Falls, is a winner of the 2023 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.
The Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders who have made significant positive impacts on people, their
communities and the environment. Fifteen top winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.