U.S. #2421a Black Engraving Omitted
25¢ Drafting of the Bill of Rights
Issue Date: September 25, 1989
City: Philadelphia, PA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
On September 25, 1789, the U.S. House and Senate met in Congress Hall to ratify ten proposals, known today as the Bill of Rights. Drafted by James Madison, "Father of the Constitution," they guaranteed every American citizen specific personal liberties, including freedom of speech and religion, the right to a fair and speedy trial, and protection from illegal search and seizure.