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Title Senate Revisions to House Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • Scope and content: This printed document shows handwritten revisions by Senators during the process of altering and consolidating the amendments to the U.S. Constitution proposed by James Madison of Virginia.
  • General notes: On June 8, 1789, Representative James Madison of Virginia introduced a series of proposed amendments to the newly ratified U.S. Constitution. That summer the House of Representatives debated the issues and on August 24 passed seventeen proposed constitutional amendments. The Senate then took up the matter, altering and consolidating the amendments. Ultimately, Congress forwarded to the states 12 articles of amendment; 10 of them (articles 3 through 12) were subsequently ratified and became the Bill of Rights.
Author Unknown or not provided
Record creator U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789 - )
Date 9 September 1789
Centre for Legislative Archives (NWL), Room 8E, National Archives Building, Washington, DC
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NARA Logo created 2010.svg This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 3535588.

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  • Record group: Record Group 46: Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2006 ( ARC identifier: 375)
  • Series: Bills and Resolutions Originating in the House and Considered in the Senate, compiled 1789 - 2002 ( ARC identifier: 559854)
  • File unit: Proposed Amendments of the 1st Congress, 1789 - 1791 ( ARC identifier: 2127261)
Source U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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