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What were the arguments against adding the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution?

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2015-05-29 23:27:18

Primary federalist, James Madison believed that a Bill of Rights

to protect citizens was unneeded because the proposed constitution

gave no powers to the federal government to take upon itself, the

rights already granted to citizens by way of the state

constitutions. The proposed Constitution was given no rights to

take away citizen rights already in existence.

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