Bill Of Rights Pros And Cons

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“I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous.” (Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist #84) The Bill of Rights, which were constructed by federalist, James Madison, are the first ten amendments in the constitution. During the New Nation era, when the Constitution was being ratified, the anti-federalist deemed it gave the central government too much power, very much so like a king. They wanted something else to ensure their rights and liberties were being protected, so the Bill of Rights comes in because it gave them extra security they sought. As Hamilton stated in the above quote, plenty of federalist thought it was unnecessary and…show more content…
Today the government compromised on these rights in the name of security or the general welfare in various cases that deal with amendments such as the 1st and 2nd Amendments, which all seem to bring miscellaneous debate among them. Everyone who calls themselves an American citizen should know the First Amendment, as if it were child’s nursery rhyme. Pondering the power it bestows on citizen, it 's probably best if they knew it. The first amendment states citizens are presented with the right to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to petition the
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