What was the ratification date for the last amendment added to the Pennsylvania state constitution?
The Constitution became effective when approved by nine states. Amendments I - X, known as the Bills of Rights, were proposed by Congress on September 25, 1789, and ratified on December 15, 1791 by Virginia.
It was added as a compromise between those that supported ratification of the Constitution, called Federalists, and those that were opposed to ratification, called Anti-federalists. Anti-federalists agreed to support ratification of the Constitution if the Bill of Rights was added later, which is why the Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution were written by James Madison, 4th President of the US. They were added to the Constitution in 1791. Remarkably, Madison also wrote Amendment 27, our latest addition to the Constitution (1992); it simply took 102 years to complete its ratification process.
The Bill of Rights was a series of amendments added to the United States Constitution after its ratification that limited the powers of the government by protecting the rights of citizens from governmental power. The Bill of Rights was added in order to reassure the Anti-Federalists, who had opposed ratification of the Constitution because they were afraid that its powers were too overreaching.
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…