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WHY DID AMERICANS WANT A BILL OF RIGHTS ADDED TO THE CONSTITUTION?. MR. ANDREW BANKERT CLINTON MIDDLE SCHOOL abankert@ccs.edu. STEP ONE: IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM GO TO THE WEBSITE BELOW, PRINT OFF THE PAGE, AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN YOUR GROUP

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WHY DID AMERICANS WANT A

BILL OF RIGHTS

ADDED TO THE CONSTITUTION?

MR. ANDREW BANKERT

CLINTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

abankert@ccs.edu


STEP ONE: IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM

GO TO THE WEBSITE BELOW, PRINT OFF THE PAGE,

AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN YOUR GROUP

http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/ppa/worksheet1us.doc


GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS PRESIDENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL

CONVENTION IN 1787.


FEDERALISTS LIKE ALEXANDER

HAMILTON WANTED A STRONG

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

TO UNIFY AND STRENGTHEN

THE COUNTRY.

MANY FEDERALISTS BELIEVED IT

WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY

OF EACH STATE TO

PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF

THE PEOPLE.


ANTI-FEDERALISTS LIKE

PATRICK HENRY WERE

SUSPICIOUS OF A NATIONAL

GOVERNMENT THAT WOULD

BE TOO STRONG AND DEPRIVE

PEOPLE OF FREEDOM.

THEY AGREED THAT STATES

WOULD PROTECT PEOPLE BUT

THEY THOUGHT A NATIONAL

GOVERNMENT COULD NOT

BE TRUSTED (LIKE ENGLAND’S)

HE REFUSED TO ATTEND THE

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

SAYING, “I SMELLED A RAT!”


THE CONSTITUTION WAS SIGNED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1787 BUT

PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY ASKED WHERE THE BILL OF RIGHTS WAS?


SOME OF THE 55 DELEGATES TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

REFUSED TO SIGN THE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE IT DID NOT CONTAIN A BILL OF RIGHTS. THESE THREE GENTLEMEN WERE IN FAVOR OF THE CONSTITUTION BUT REFUSED TO SIGN IT BECAUSE OF THE MISSING BILL OF RIGHTS.

GEORGE MASON EDMUND RANDOLPH ELBRIDGE GERRY


EVENTUALLY, EVEN DELEGATES LIKE JAMES MADISON, CALLED THE

“FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION,” ACKNOWLEDGED THAT OUR

NEW GOVERNMENT REQUIRED A BILL OF RIGHTS.


THE FIRST 10 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, THE BILLOF RIGHTS,

WAS ADDED ON DECEMBER 15, 1791.


edu.glogster.com/glog.php?glog_id=20717493...


WHAT AMENDMENT FROM THE BILLOF RIGHTS ADDRESSED

THE ISSUES IN THE FOLLOWING SLIDES?

BRITISH SOLDIERS TAKE OVER A COLONIST’S HOME IN 1775


JAMES OTIS ARGUES

AGAINST THE

BRITISH USE OF THE

WRITS OF

ASSISTANCE


AMERICANS TRY

TO STOP THE

BRITISH FROM GETTING

THEIR GUNS STORED

IN CONCORD.

APRIL 19,1775


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