The Bill of Rights turned 225 years old this week. Written by James Madison and ratified in 1791, this document lays out the freedoms Americans are entitled to as citizens, limiting the federal government’s interference.  The Matter of Fact team took to the streets to find out how much Americans know about this vital piece of American history. Brush up on your Bill of Rights knowledge here.

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