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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

WHY DID AMERICANS WANT A

BILL OF RIGHTS

ADDED TO THE CONSTITUTION?

MR. ANDREW BANKERT

CLINTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

abankert@ccs.edu


Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

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



Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

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.


Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

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!”


Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

THE CONSTITUTION WAS SIGNED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1787 BUT

PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY ASKED WHERE THE BILL OF RIGHTS WAS?


Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

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


Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

EVENTUALLY, EVEN DELEGATES LIKE JAMES MADISON, CALLED THE

“FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION,” ACKNOWLEDGED THAT OUR

NEW GOVERNMENT REQUIRED A BILL OF RIGHTS.


Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

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

WAS ADDED ON DECEMBER 15, 1791.



Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

WHAT AMENDMENT FROM THE BILLOF RIGHTS ADDRESSED RIGHTS,

THE ISSUES IN THE FOLLOWING SLIDES?

BRITISH SOLDIERS TAKE OVER A COLONIST’S HOME IN 1775


Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

JAMES OTIS ARGUES RIGHTS,

AGAINST THE

BRITISH USE OF THE

WRITS OF

ASSISTANCE


Why did americans want a bill of rights added to the constitution

AMERICANS TRY RIGHTS,

TO STOP THE

BRITISH FROM GETTING

THEIR GUNS STORED

IN CONCORD.

APRIL 19,1775