The Bill of Rights was created after the Constitution was ratified in order to protect the citizens from intrusions on their liberty by laws, the government, and others. Almost unique in the world to have such protections on an irrevocable basis. Most countries have a Constitution but few a Bill of Rights that can't be modified by government decree. The Federalists or proponents of a strong Federal system promised they would do this and did so. The anti-federalists, as they were known, led by people such as Thomas Jefferson, feared too much central authority as proposed by the Federalists, led by John Adams among others. The Bill of Rights was the protection of liberty sought by the anti-federalists and delivered by the Federalists, a milestone in government cooperation.
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How the Bill of Rights preserves citizens rights, especially from the government
Why there were so few amendments to the Constitution and additions to the Bill of Rights
Listen to the Bill of Rights and 17 other Amendments
James Madison: The Author
How the Bill of Rights got written, approved, and ratified
The rarity of a Bill of Rights
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