Has anyone tried to steal the Bill of Rights?

A Union infantryman serving under U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman’s “marauders” during the occupation of Raleigh broke into the state archives and stole the document, among other papers, as a souvenir, bringing it home to Tippecanoe, Ohio.

What happened to North Carolina copy of the Bill of Rights?

North Carolina had kept its copies at the state Capitol in Raleigh, which was occupied by Union troops near the end of the Civil War. A soldier from Ohio who was posted at the N.C. secretary of state’s office stole the copy of the Bill of Rights as the war drew to a close, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

How much is a copy of the Bill of Rights worth?

The FBI estimated the document, one of 14 copies of the Bill of Rights commissioned by President George Washington, is worth $30 million, but experts said it is impossible to set a price on it. “It’s really irreplaceable.

Has anyone actually stolen the Declaration of Independence?

Housed at the National Archives since 1952, the Declaration has had a bumpy life — at one point it was even repaired with Scotch tape — but no one has ever attempted to break into the Archives and actually steal it.”

Who supposedly stole North Carolina’s original copy of the Bill of Rights?

Union soldier
Did you know that North Carolina has its own Bill of Rights? This document has a dramatic story— it was stolen from the State Capitol by a Union soldier in 1865 and recovered in an FBI sting operation almost 150 years later!

Why was there no Bill of Rights in the original Constitution?

The Federalists opposed including a bill of rights on the ground that it was unnecessary. The Anti-Federalists, who were afraid of a strong centralized government, refused to support the Constitution without one.

How many copies of constitution exist?

When the U.S. Constitution was first signed in Philadelphia back in 1787,500 copies were inked by early American printers. Today only 13 still exist.

How much is the US Constitution worth?

Sotheby’s had estimated the document to be worth $15m to $20m.

What is the NC Declaration of Rights?

A Declaration of Rights document adopted by the North Carolina’s Constitutional Convention of 1788. Consisting of 25 articles, the document outlined the basic rights of citizens of the new state and became part of the state constitution, which was issued the following day.

Can you buy the Constitution?

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. For price savings, a Charters of Freedom bundle of the Declaration of Independence, four page U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights is available for purchase.