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E 172 A54

81273

OF THE

AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

. FOR

THE YEAR 1896.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

Proposed Amendments to the Constitution, 1789 to 1889.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1897.

THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

STATES DURING THE FIRST CENTURY OF ITS HISTORY.

Prize Essay by HERMAN V. AMES, Ph. D.,

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

[At its Washington meeting, December 26, 27, 1895, the executive council of the American Historical Association voted to offer a prize of $100 for the best monograph, based upon original investigation in history, submitted to the council in the course of the year 1896. The committee of award, Profs. A. C. McLaughlin, of the University of Michigan; Moses Coit Tyler, of Cornell University, and James Harvey Robinson, of Columbia University, gave the prize to Prof. Herman V. Ames, of Ohio State University, for his elaborate monograph on “The proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States during the first century of its history.”— From Secretary's Report.]

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