Did you need the Bill of Rights added to the constitution?

Absolutely. The Declaration of Independence had discussed how Americans should have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but the Constitution did not spell out the individual rights Americans were guaranteed. That is why the Founding Fathers decided it was important to be very specific, so that everyone would know exactly what rights they were promised. Thus, they created the Bill of Rights, and it was officially added to the Constitution in 1791. Among the rights are: freedom of speech, freedom of the press (what is today called the media), freedom of religion, and freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances (to express peacefully your dis-satisfaction with what the government is doing).