First Amendment

The Bill of Rights

First Amendment December 15, 1999

The Bill of Rights, as this parchment copy is now known, is on permanent display in the Rotunda of the National Archives. Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration. Read more

1980: The New Reality

By First Amendment December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the Spring 1980 issue of Nieman Reports.] Martin Chuzzlewit, the hero of Dickens’s novel of that name, sails to the United States on a packet boat. As the boat reaches New York harbor, it is … Read more