The Bill of Rights is one of the most important documents in United States history. It is the name for the first 10 amendments to the constitution, ratified on December 15th, 1791, three years after the constitution itself was ratified. The document was designed to outline peoples rights and to make sure that the future government could never impede on them. Some of America’s most important values to this day, such as the freedom of speech and the right to bare arms, first appeared in the Bill of Rights. Bill of Rights Day celebrates the anniversary of this important document each year.