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United States Congress Text of the Twelfth Amendment

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08355 Author/Creator: United States Congress Place Written: s.l. Type: Document Date: 23 February 1785 Pagination:


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsElectionUS Constitutional AmendmentUS Constitution

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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