The Bill of Rights

U.S. CongressSeptember 21 - 25, 1789

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

This newspaper is one of the earliest printings of the Bill of Rights. Six congressmen, including James Madison, met to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions. By September 25, more than two-thirds of each house of Congress—the supermajorities needed to pass amendments—approved the final changes. They were then sent to the states for ratification.


  • Title: The Bill of Rights
  • Creator: U.S. Congress
  • Date Created: September 21 - 25, 1789
  • Date Published: October 3, 1789
  • Location Created: New York, New York
  • Publisher: John Fenno for Gazette of the United States
  • Original Source: David Rubenstein
  • Rights: Courtesy of David Rubenstein

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