The House of Representatives

The lower chamber of the United States Congress

United States Bill of Rights 1789

Twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution, introduced in September 1789 by Congress.

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Sessions (65)

First day of the Bill of Rights proceedings; congressmen join the chamber

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The House elects a speaker and a clerk

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The House decides on rules

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The House considers the recommitted rules

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The Conference Rules Committee presents its report

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The House receives a letter from the Senate, regarding conference rules and electing chaplains

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The Committee of Elections presents a report

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The House amends the Rules and Standing Orders

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The House resolves to elect a Chaplain

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The House elects a chaplain

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The consideration of amendments is scheduled for 25 May

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Virginia presents its address to Congress

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New York presents its address to Congress

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The House resolves to elect a Sergeant at Arms

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The Committee of Elections presents its report; the House elects a Sergeant at Arms

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The consideration of amendments is postponed until 8 June

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The House debates a motion to amend the Rules and Standing Orders

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Madison proposes amendments to the Constitution; several states submit forms of ratification

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The House amends the Rules and Standing Orders

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The House resolves into the Committee of the Whole

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The Committee of Eleven is created; several states submit forms of ratification

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The Committee for Enrolled Bills is created

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The Committee of Eleven report is scheduled for discussion on 12 August

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The House resolves into the Committee of the Whole to consider the Committee of Eleven report

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The House resumes and begins consideration of the Committee of the Whole report

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The House considers the Committee of the Whole report

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The House considers the Committee of the Whole report

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Committee of Three is created

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The Committee of Three delivers its report

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Congressmen join the Committee of Enrolled Bills

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The House receives the Senate's report on amendments to the Constitution

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The amendments are sent to be printed for the use of the members

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The consideration of Senate amendments is postponed

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A Conference Committee is created to discuss the Senate amendments rejected by the House

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The Conference Committee delivers its report

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The House agrees to Senate amendments with a few minor changes and agrees to send copies of agreed amendments to the states

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Senate notifies House of agreement to Amendments

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The Committee of Enrolled Bills reports that the amendments were found to be truly enrolled

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