In 1939, Connecticut was one of three states to symbolically ratify the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. Connecticut’s resolution celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Constitution. The original ratifications of the Bill of Rights were created by states between 1787 and 1792, and are located in the General Records of the United States Government. Because Sara B. Crawford, Connecticut’s secretary of state, sent this copy of the state’s ratification to Speaker William Bankhead
, this document is a House record.