Happy Bill of Rights Day

As you all know, the Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.  It was written because many founding fathers did not want to approve the Constitution without a bill of rights.  The Bill of Rights was written by James Madison.

Even though we are no longer talking about the Bill of Rights in class, the Bill of Rights still echoes in our lessons today.  The Federalists and Anti-Federalists did not agree on a Bill of Rights.  Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights while the Anti-Federalists believed that a bill of rights was very necessary to protect our individual rights.

The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791.


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