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Why was the Bill of Rights passed by the First Congress?
Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020
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Consequently, when was the Bill of Rights passed by Congress?
Also Know, who was the Bill of Rights meant to protect originally? Although a Bill of Rights to protect the citizens was not initially deemed important, the Constitution's supporters realized it was crucial to achieving ratification. Thanks largely to the efforts of James Madison, the Bill of Rights—the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution—were ratified on December 15, 1791.
Likewise, people ask, why did the Founding Fathers create the Bill of Rights?
Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty.
What happened after the Bill of Rights was ratified?
Once the Bill of Rights was ratified by three-fourths of the states in 1791, it became part of the law of the land, and there was no legal need for any further ratifications. At the time Virginia ratified, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Georgia had not sent their approvals to Congress.