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The Formation of
the Bill of Rights
The Federalists vs. the Anti-Federalists

   Federalists
      Supported the Constitution
      Believed that the Const...
The Anti-Federalists Agree! *
   * The Anti-Federalists agreed
    under what major condition?
        That a list of ri...
The Amendment Process
                        Legislatures of
 Two Thirds            Three-Fourths of
 Vote of Both       ...
The Debate in Congress
   Reasons for adding a Bill
    of Rights:
       Congress would be
        responding to the wi...
The Proposal and Ratification

   A committee drafted a list
    of 12 amendments

   Congress approved 10 of
    these ...
Homework
   Read pages. 132 &
    133
   Complete the
    worksheet Chapter 6,
    Section 1
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The Formation Of The Bill Of Rights

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The Formation Of The Bill Of Rights

  1. 1. The Formation of the Bill of Rights
  2. 2. The Federalists vs. the Anti-Federalists  Federalists  Supported the Constitution  Believed that the Constitution was fine the way it was  Anti-Federalists  Did not support the Constitution  Felt the national government had to much power  Felt the rights of the people were not protected
  3. 3. The Anti-Federalists Agree! *  * The Anti-Federalists agreed under what major condition?  That a list of rights was added to the Constitution protecting the rights of American citizens  What was this list called?  The Bill of Rights  What are they?  They are a collection of 10 amendments
  4. 4. The Amendment Process Legislatures of Two Thirds Three-Fourths of Vote of Both the States Houses of Congress Conventions of Three-Fourths of the States Legislatures of A National Three-Fourths of Convention called the States by Congress upon request from the Legislatures of Conventions of 2/3’s of the States Three-Fourths of the States
  5. 5. The Debate in Congress  Reasons for adding a Bill of Rights:  Congress would be responding to the will of the people and earning their trust  Reasons for not adding a Bill of Rights:  Others wanted Congress to first deal with the governing of the nation and not amendments
  6. 6. The Proposal and Ratification  A committee drafted a list of 12 amendments  Congress approved 10 of these amendments  By December 15, 1791 the Bill of Rights were part of the U.S. Constitution
  7. 7. Homework  Read pages. 132 & 133  Complete the worksheet Chapter 6, Section 1

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