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Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
'''THE''' Conventions The conventions of a number of the Statesstates, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And ; and as extending the ground of public confidence in the Governmentgovernment, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution;-<ref>[https://books.google.com/books?id=zotKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA338 The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia in 1787]</ref>
'''RESOLVED''' Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled'', two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
'''ARTICLES''' Articles in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.''
===Article the first===
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==See also==* [[Bill of Rights Day]]* [[United States Constitution]]* [[Unalienable rights]]* [[Oath Keepers]] ==Further readingBibliography==
* Amar, Akhil Reed. ''The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction.'' (1998). 412 pp. standard history
* Arsenault, Raymond, ed. ''Crucible of Liberty: 200 Years of the Bill of Rights.'' (1991). 215 pp.
===Primary sources===
* Cogan, Neil H., ed. ''The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins.'' (1997). 708 pp.
 
==See also==
* [[Bill of Rights Day]]
* [[United States Constitution]]
* [[Unalienable rights]]
 
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