Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
'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''' 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===
See also== * [[Bill of Rights Day]] * [[United States Constitution]] * [[Unalienable rights]] * [[Oath Keepers]] ==Further reading==
* 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.
* Cogan, Neil H., ed. ''The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins.'' (1997). 708 pp.