The First Congress: The Bill of Rights

Printed annotated version of House Joint Resolution Amending the Constitution and proposing a Bill of Rights with 17 amendments, August 25, 1789
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

Printed annotated House Joint Resolution Amending the Constitution and proposing a Bill of Rights with 12 amendments passed by the Senate, September 9, 1789
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

James Madison (1751 - 1836)
By James Sharples, 1796 - 97
Courtesy of Independence Hall National Historical Park

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