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title:“Tucker Amendments”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1789-8-18

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"Tucker Amendments." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 34-35. Print.
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House of Representatives Journal

Tucker Amendments (August 18, 1789)

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ARTICLE 1. Section 2. clause 2. At the end add these words, "nor shall any person be capable of serving as a representative more than six years in any term of eight years."
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Clause 3. At the end add these words, "from and after the commencement of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, the election of senators for each state shall be annual; and no person shall be capable of serving as a senator more than five years in any term of six years."
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Section 4. clause 1. Strike out the words, "But the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of choosing senators."
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Section 5. clause 1. Amend the first part to read thus, "Each state shall be the judge (according to its own laws) of the elections of its senators and representatives to sit in Congress, and shall furnish them with sufficient credentials; but each House shall judge of the qualifications of its own members. A majority of said House shall constitute, &c."
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Clause 2. Strike out these words, "and with the concurrence of two thirds expel a member;" and insert the word "and" after the word "proceedings."
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Section 6. clause 2. Amend to read thus, "No person having been elected, and having taken his seat as a senator or representative, shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States; and no person, &c.
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Section 8. clause 1. At the end add these words, "No direct tax shall be laid, unless any state shall have neglected to furnish in due time its proportion of a previous requisition, in which case Congress may proceed to levy by direct taxation, within any state so neglecting, its proportion of such requisition, together with interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum, from the time it ought to have been furnished, and the charges of levying the same."
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Clause 9. Strike out the words, "tribunals inferior to the supreme court," and insert the words, "courts of admiralty."
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Clause 17. At the end add these words, "Provided that the Congress shall not have authority to make any law to prevent the laws of the states respectively in which such district or places may be, from extending to such district or places in all civil and criminal matters, in which any person without the limits of such district or places, shall be a party aggrieved."
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Section 9. clause 7. Strike out the words, "without the consent of the Congress;" and amend to read thus, "shall accept of any present or emolument, or hold any office or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince or foreign state; Provided, That this clause shall not be construed to affect the rights of those persons (during their own lives) who are now citizens of the United States, and hold foreign titles."
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Section 10. clause 2. Amend the first sentence to read thus, "No state shall lay any duties on imports or exports, or any duty of tonnage, except such as shall be uniform in their operation on all foreign nations, and consistent with the existing treaties; and also uniform in their operation on the citizens of all the several states in the Union."
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ARTICLE 2. Section 1. clause 5. At the end add these words, "Nor shall any person be capable of holding the office of President of the United States, more than eight years in any term of twelve years.13"
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Section 2. clause 1. Strike out the words, "be commander in chief," and insert, "have power to direct (agreeable to law) the operations."
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Clause 3. At the end add these words, "He shall also have power to suspend from his office, for a time not exceeding twelve months, any officer whom he shall have reason to think unfit to be entrusted with the duties thereof; and Congress may by law provide for the absolute removal of officers found to be unfit for the trust reposed in them."
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ARTICLE 3. Section 1. From each sentence strike out the words, "inferior courts," and insert the words, "courts of admiralty."
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Section 2. clause 1. Strike out the words, "between a state and citizens of another state, &c." to the end; and amend to read thus, "between a state and foreign states, and between citizens of the United States claiming the same lands under grants of different states."
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ARTICLE 6. clause 3. Between the word, "no," and the word, "religious," insert the word, "other."

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