Who wrote the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the US Constitution?
James Madison, when a member of the House of Representatives, wrote the Bill of Rights in 1789. He modeled it on the Virginia Bill of Rights drafted by George Mason and adopted by Virginia in 1776.
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