12 Amendments Passed by Senate

U.S. SenateAugust 25 - September 9, 1789

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Senate debated the House’s 17 amendments in early September. Eliminating two proposals while condensing and editing others, the Senate passed the 12 amendments printed here. The freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition were combined into one, and the same was done with elements of the Fifth and Seventh Amendments.


  • Title: 12 Amendments Passed by Senate
  • Creator: U.S. Senate
  • Date Created: August 25 - September 9, 1789
  • Date Published: September 17, 1789
  • Location Created: New York, New York
  • Publisher: Thomas Greenleaf for The New-York Journal, and Weekly Register
  • Original Source: David Rubenstein
  • Rights: Courtesy of David Rubenstein

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