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United States Bill of Rights 1789

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

Cite as: Lauren Davis, Nick Williford, Sebastian Bates, and Lusiana Castiglione (eds.), United States Bill of Rights 1789, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2019).

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Created on: 1789-03-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: The lower chamber of the United States Congress

59 members

65 sessions

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151, 17

Created on: 1789-04-08 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A House committee that included all members of the House

59 members

21 sessions

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Created on: 1789-07-21 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A House committee, consisting of one member from each state, 'with instruction to take the subject of amendments to the Constitution of the United States generally into their consideration, and to report thereupon to the House.'

11 members

2 sessions

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Created on: 1789-07-31 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A joint standing committee created 'to examine the enrolments of all bills as the same shall pass the two Houses, and, after being signed by the Speaker of [the] House, and the president of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'

5 members

4 sessions

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Created on: 1789-08-22 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A committee of three members from the House, whose duties were to 'prepare and report a proper arrangement of, and introduction to, the articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as agreed to by the House.'

3 members

2 sessions

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1, 0, 1,

0, 0

2, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

2, 0

Created on: 1789-03-04 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: The upper chamber of the United States Congress

22 members

30 sessions

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4, 83, 7,

1, 0

103, 43, 2,

2, 4, 1

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Created on: 1789-09-21 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A joint committee created to discuss the 'subject matter of amendments disagreed to' between the two houses

6 members

1 sessions

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1, 0, 0,

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Created on: 1789-04-02 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A House committee 'appointed to prepare and report such standing rules and orders of proceeding as may be proper to be observed in [the] House.'

11 members

4 sessions

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Created on: 1789-04-07 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A joint committee whose duties were to prepare 'a system of rules to govern the two Houses in cases of conference, and to regulate the appointment of Chaplains'

10 members

3 sessions

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Created on: 1789-04-13 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A standing committee, consisting of seven members, whose duties were to 'examine and report upon the certificates of election, or other credentials of the members returned to serve in this House, and to take into their consideration all such matters as shall or may come in question, and be referred to them by the House, touching returns and elections, and to report their proceedings, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.'

7 members

2 sessions

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Created on: 1789-04-07 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: A Senate committee created to 'prepare a system of rules for conducting business in the Senate.' The members of this committee were also those members that served in the Conference Rules joint committee on behalf of the Senate.

5 members

2 sessions

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1, 0, 0,

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2, 0, 1,

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