Senate Revisions to House Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 09/09/1789
ARC Identifier 3535588 / Local Identifier Sen 1A-C2
Item from Record Group 46: Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2011
|Creator(s):||U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789 - )|
|Type(s) of Archival Materials:||Textual Records|
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|Part Of:||File Unit: Proposed Amendments of the 1st Congress, 1789 - 1791|
|General Note(s):||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.|