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Title Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution as Passed by the Senate, Printed September 14, 1789, 09/14/1789
  • Scope and content: 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 issue and on August 24 passed seventeen proposed constitutional amendments. The Senate then took up the matter -- they altered and consolidated the House amendments into 12. This printed document reflects the Senate's changes as passed on September 14, 1789. The line-outs on the first, third and eighth articles indicate wording that had been amended in conference committee on September 24, 1789. Twelve articles of amendment were then sent to the states -- articles three through twelve were ratified and became the Bill of Rights in 1791.
Author Unknown or not provided
Record creator U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789 - )
Date 14 September 1789
Centre for Legislative Archives (NWL), Room 8E, National Archives Building, Washington, DC
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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)
  • Other Identifier: SEN1A-C1
Source U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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