Amending America: Staff Favorites
Discover records from the National Archives related to the Amending America initiative, chosen by National Archives Foundation staff.
|Senate Revisions to House Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
On June 8, 1789, Representative James Madison of Virginia introduced a series of proposed amendments to the newly ratified U.S. Constitution.
|The Bill of Rights
In September 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution, addressing the most frequent criticisms.
|The 13th Amendment
On December 6, 1865, slavery throughout the United States became illegal when Georgia ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
|The 19th Amendment
Ratified on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits any citizen of the United States from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex.
Amending America is presented in part by AT&T, HISTORYⓇ, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation