CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Monday, 24th August, 1789.
RESOLVED, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses
deeming it necessary , 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.
After the first enumeration, required by the first Article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred,
ARTICLE THE SECOND.
No law varying the compensation
to the members of Congress , shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
ARTICLE THE THIRD.
Congress shall make no law establishing
religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, nor shall the rights of Conscience be infringed.
ARTICLE THE FOURTH.
The Freedom of Speech,
and of the Press, and the right of the People peaceably to assemble, and consult for the common good, and to apply to the Government for a redress of grievances, shall not be infringed.