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The Bill of Rights were created in 1789. Introduced by James Madison and supported by Thomas Jefferson, it was a series of articles that proposed the framework for the United States of America and its government. Ratified on December 15, 1791 by 3/4 vote, the Bill of Rights became the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. It included rights about religion, due process of law, and the right to bear arms. It became an important symbol of freedom and America.
14 copies are believed to exist. They were given to the Congress and the first 13 states. Over the centuries some were lost or stolen. A recovered copy is kept in Washington D.C.'s National Archives. The Virginia copy is now part of the Bill of Rights Tour.
In the 1990's, Volcana planned to steal a Bill of Rights at Metropolis' touring exhibit. As she melted the display and was about to take it, Superman intervened and a fight followed. The Bill of Rights was undamaged.