2nd United States Congress - Constitutional Amendments

Constitutional Amendments

  • December 15, 1791: The United States Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, were ratified by the states.

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    Both of us felt more anxiety about the South—about the colored people especially—than about anything else sinister in the result. My hope of a sound currency will somehow be realized; civil service reform will be delayed; but the great injury is in the South. There the Amendments will be nullified, disorder will continue, prosperity to both whites and colored people will be pushed off for years.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)