United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)

Twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution, introduced in September 1789 by Congress.

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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 Aug 1789, 11:00

Constitution of the United States


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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 Aug 1789, 11:00

Committee of Three Report


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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 02 Sep 1789, 11:00

House Articles of Amendment (Committee of Three Report)


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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 02 Sep 1789, 11:00

Clause by Clause Consideration of the House's Proposed Amendments


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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 21 Sep 1789, 11:00

Message from the House Regarding Amendments to the Constitution

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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 21 Sep 1789, 11:00

[Editor's note: As the Senate observed the message from the House, it will here be represented as dropped.]


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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 24 Sep 1789, 11:00

Conference Committee Report

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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 09 Sep 1789, 11:00

Amendments Proposed by the Senate

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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 09 Sep 1789, 11:00

'Ordered, That the Secretary do carry a message to the House of Representatives accordingly.'


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United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition), Date: 24 Sep 1789, 11:00

Articles of Amendment Agreed by the House