The ratification process of the US Constitution occurred during what years?
The Constitution was ratified during the years 1787 to 1790. But it became effective on March 4, 1789 after its ratification by a ninth state, New Hampshire, on June 21, 1788.
The Constitution was completed on September 17, 1787, and at that point the process of ratification began. The first state to ratify it was Delaware, on December 7, 1787. According to the Constitution, it was to go into effect in those states that ratified it as soon as a total of nine states did so. The ninth state, New Hampshire, ratified it on June 21, 1788.
The last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the constitution was Rhode Island, which did so on May 29, 1790.
During the ratification process of the Constitution, many people (anti-federalists) opposed ratification of the document because of the absence of a Bill of Rights. After the ratification of the Constitution, a Bill of Rights was added in order to protect the basic rights of the American citizen. The dissent of the anti-federalists gave us the lasting legacy of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
What was passed in 1789 keeping a promise made by Federalists during ratification of the Constitution?
The people in the States. The Constitution went from State to State for ratification. During this ratification process the people in the meeting's expressed the need to further detail these elements which in finality became the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution which are known as the Bill of Rights and are unable to be restricted or removed by another amendment. Those representing the state of Virginia were among the most vocal in insisting that…
Is the process by which the Constitution has been changed and added to during the course of United States history?
Originally Congress passed the first amendments to the Constitution (i.e. the Bill of Rights) because of promises made during the ratification of the Constitution by the states. Several state ratification conventions only voted to approve the constitution on the condition that the new Congress would take up a Bill of Rights as its first action in order to ensure that American rights were protected.
Which was a common complaint by anti-Federalists about the Constitution during the ratification debate?
It's not a simple yes or no answer. Anti-federalists in many states felt that the Constitution needed a bill of rights to protect people's civil liberties, such as freedom of speech and religion. A bill of rights was a common feature of state constitutions. They opposed ratification without one. Federalists supported ratification regardless of a bill of rights. However, as states began to ratify the Constitution, many anti-Federalists in states like New York, felt pressured…