Peace of Augsburg allows princes in the Holy Roman Empire to chose their state's relgion

On September 25, 1555, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V signed the Peace of Augsburg, allowing princes within the Empire to chose whether their lands would be Catholic or Protestant. People living in a given principality were then permitted to move to a different region within the Empire if their faith differed from the one chosen by the prince their home state.

Bill of Rights sent to the states for ratification

On September 25, 1789, the United States Congress sent twelve proposed constitutional amendments to the state legislatures for ratification. Ten of these were adopted in 1791 and became known as the Bill of Rights.



A proposed amendment on Congressional representation was never ratified, and another on Congressional pay was not ratified until 1992 when it became the 27th Amendment.

First Chief Justice of the United States commissioned

On September 26, 1789, John Jay was commissioned as the first Chief Justice of the United States following his confirmation by the Senate.

Bill of Rights sent to the states for ratification

On September 25, 1789, the United States Congress sent twelve proposed constitutional amendments to the state legislatures for ratification. Ten of these were adopted in 1791 and became known as the Bill of Rights.



A proposed amendment on Congressional representation was never ratified, and another on Congressional pay was not ratified until 1992 when it became the 27th Amendment.

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