2017-02-15 / Community & Local News

Bill of Rights display at the New Portland library

NEW PORTLAND — Stop in to see the Bill of Rights display the New Portland Community Library has received from the National Archives and distributed by the Maine Humanities Council.

The Bill of Rights, which was added to the Constitution in 1791, is the first 10 amendments of the constitution and protects rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the freedom to freely practice religion. The display describes what the “Bill of Rights” is, its history and how and when it originated.

The library has printed various lesson plans that you can use as discussion points with your children. In addition, the Archives has produced a three-minute video on amendments to the Constitution that is available on YouTube.

Call 628-6561 if you have questions or visit the library at 899 River Road.

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