United States Bill of Rights 1789

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

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Journal of the Senate

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Article I, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution states that 'Each House shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the members of either House, on any question, shall, at the desire of one-fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.'

The Journal of the Senate is that journal which records the minutes of the proceedings of the First Congress.

[Source: 'Senate Journal', Library of Congress, available at https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsjlink.html]

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