Bill Of Rights Thesis

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Author's name and Qualifications The Bill of Rights is a formal document that has the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution; so the author of the ninth amendment was James Madison who wrote the Bill of Rights. On June 8, 1789, James Madison went to the U.S. Congress and proposed a series of changes to the new Constitution. He argued that the Constitution wouldn’t be complete unless amendments were added that would only protected an individuals' rights. One of his qualifications was that Madison had gone to preparatory school and then to college at Princeton. Where he founded a debate club called the American Whig Society which they still have at Princeton. After he graduated at the time the American Revolution on 1776 he was elected …show more content…

He thought that the government would be given too much power. His thoughts on the injustices in the Constitution greatly influenced the making of the Bill of Rights. At the time, Federalists argued that the Constitution didn’t need a bill of rights, due to the fact that the people and states kept any powers not given to the federal government, but Anti-Federalists said that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty. So when the Bill of Rights was made it listed prohibitions on governmental power and the rights that were granted to people. When the Bill of Rights was adopted into the Constitution it was became the fundamental rights of all citizens in 1791. Purpose of Document Finish A bill of rights is a list of the most important rights to the citizens of a country. The purpose is to protect those rights against violation from public officials and or private citizens. The Bill of Rights was needed for the people to have their rights. In the 9th Amendment it states that we also have rights that aren’t mentioned or specifically listed. Intended …show more content…

today. Back in 1791 it was placed to show that even though there were rights that were specifically listed, that didn’t mean that those were their only rights. And that the government couldn’t take those rights away from the people. Even today, the 9th Amendment is used all the time and we might not even realize it. Like the right to get a job, or the right to get married, or what you can study, or where you live, ect. Without the 9th Amendment it might have been that our only rights were the ones mentioned in the first

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