Asked in US ConstitutionPatrick Henry
Why did Patrick Henry want the bill of rights added to the constitution?
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What were some contributions of Patrick Henry to the constitution?
Who wrote the bill of rights and when was it added to the constitution?
What did patrick henry and George mason wanted to be added to the constitution?
What did patrick henry and George mason wanted to be added to the constitution-?
Asked in US Constitution, Bill of Rights
Who agreed to the Bill of Rights?
Why was the bill of rights added to the constitution prior to the radification?
Some states or people (like Virginia's Patrick Henry) thought that the Constitution did not adequately protect individual citizens' rights. Therefore, a Bill of Rights was added so more states would ratify the Constitution, and the American people were afforded more protection than with the Constitution alone. The Bill of Rights added a significant number of rights and privileges not given to citizens under the Constitution alone.
What words did the opponets demand to be added to the constitution?
Patrick Henry demanded that the Constitution have a Bill of Rights before Virginia approve it. James Madison assured him they would be added in the form of amendments. With that, Virginia adopted the Constitution. James Madison and John Adams designed the Bill of Rights which are the first 10 amendments to the constitution.
Asked in Politics and Government, Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was influential in the adoption of which of these pieces of legislation?
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Who argued for a bill of rights to be added to the Constitution?
Which three influential Virginians were opposed to the Constitution?
What was added to the constitution that listed rights not already in the constitution-?
Why is there a Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution?
Some states or people (like Virginia's Patrick Henry) thought that the Constitution did not adequately protect individual citizens' rights. So a Bill of Rights was added so more states would ratify the Constitution. With that said, James Madison set out to write the Bill of Rights. These were ten amendments that clearly gave the people a full range of rights and most of these were in various state constitutions. The Bill of Rights satisfied both the Federalists and the anti-Federalists.
What is the name for the set of rights added to the end of the constitution?
What year was The Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution?
Why did Patrick Henry criticized the constitution?
Henry criticized the constitution strongly. He believed that the central government too closely resembled the British government which we fought so hard to be rid of. He also believed that a strong federal government would centralize the power and eventually take away the power from the people. It would appear that he is more correct all the time. Also the constitution at the time had no bill of rights. He fought on behalf of the American people to have a bill of rights added to the constitution. Of the 12 ammendments proposed, only 10 were ratified. They are the ones we know today as the bill of rights. Patrick Henry was still not satisfied, but he did not want to start another revolution. It is thanks to him that we have the bill of rights today which is the basis for our freedoms we have as Americans.
Asked in US Constitution, Bill of Rights
Was the Bill of Rights added before or after the ratification of the Constitution?
Why were the Bill of Rights included with the Constitution?
When was the bill of rights approved and added to the US Constitution?
What was added to the constitution to ensure individual rights?
Who worked on the Bill Of Rights?
The Bill of Rights was proposed by James Madison and he is considered the "author" of the Bill of Rights. But it was influenced by other members of the Constitutional Convention. The Anti-Federalists, including Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, Patrick Henry, and others, demanded that a Bill of Rights be included in the new Constitution. They threatened to withhold ratification of the Constitution unless a Bill of Rights was added. A compromise was reached and the Constitution was ratified and the First Congress approved ten of the twelve amendments proposed by Madison.