17 Amendments Passed by House

U.S. House of RepresentativesAugust 13 - 24, 1789

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

This newspaper printed 17 proposed amendments two days after they were approved by the House of Representatives. The House decided not to insert the changes within the Constitution’s seven articles, despite James Madison’s objections that this would make them too unclear. Instead, they placed the amendments at the end and sent them to the Senate for consideration.


  • Title: 17 Amendments Passed by House
  • Creator: U.S. House of Representatives
  • Date Created: August 13 - 24, 1789
  • Date Published: August 26, 1789
  • Location Created: New York, New York
  • Publisher: Francis Childs and John Swaine for The Daily Advertiser
  • Original Source: David Rubenstein
  • Rights: Courtesy of David Rubenstein

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