Amendments to the United States Constitution Print
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Document facsimile
- Parchment paper, unique in appearance, with crinkles and aging process characteristics. Please note that the parchment may darken over time. We recommend framing behind UV protective coated glass to avoid this discoloration
- Approximately 15 1/2 X 13 3/4 inches each page
This unframed print features transcripts of all ratified Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, including the Amendments from the Bill of Rights. Printed over two pages on specially aged paper, it is great for classrooms, or to serve as a reminder in your home, office, or library.
Only 27 times—out of more than 11,000 proposals—have Americans reached a consensus to amend the Constitution.
We have amended our Constitution to reshape fundamental rights, key legal powers, or elemental government structure. We have expanded voting through amendments to broaden participation. We have guaranteed our rights to experience more freedom. We have improved the structure of our government to be more secure. This poster will help you memorize them all.
On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of the 12 were ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures on December 15, 1791. The ratified Articles constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution or the U.S. Bill of Rights. Over the years, the Constitution was amended 16 more times. In 1992, 203 years after it was proposed, Article 2 of the original Bill of Rights was ratified as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. There have been numerous suggestions for new amendments since 1992, but none have made it out of Congress.
The original Bill of Rights is officially the 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the amendments. It is on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.