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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Annals of Congress


Formerly referred to as The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States, the Annals of Congress contain a record of the First Congress through the first session of the Eighteenth Congress. The compiling of the Annals began in 1834 (ten years after the Eighteenth Congress's first session) and took roughly twenty years. It is compiled from various sources, such as newspaper accounts. One relevant source for the Annals's record of the First Congress is Thomas Lloyd's stenographic account of the proceedings, known as the Congressional Register, which itself relies, in part, on newspaper accounts to fill in the gaps in Lloyd's shorthand notes.

[Source: 'Annals of Congress', Library of Congress, available at https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwaclink.html]

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