Why did antifederalists want Bill of Rights?
Anti-Federalists wanted a Bill of Rights to limit the powers of government and to protect the people.
The Antifederalists wanted to ensure that our rights would be protected from the government. They were against a strong national government, and this was there way of protecting citizens from it. So the federalists told the antifederalists that if they let let them send out the constitution to the states earlier, then they could right the Bill of Rights however they wanted and it would be later attached.
The founding fathers didn't really insist on a bill of rights, the antifederalists did. Federalists were people who wanted a strong government, but antifederalists were afraid that if there was a very strong government, the states would be too weak, and that people would lose rights if the government was too powerful. So when the federalists wanted to approve the Constitution, antifederalists said they wouldn't, until the federalists put in a Bill of Rights. So…
The antifederalists opposed the constitution because their leading argument, however, centered on the constitutions lack of protection for individual rights. Gabriel Marrero the anti federalists didn't want the union to have a strong central government, but wanted more power for the individual states. the constitution was lacking a Bill of Rights, which is why the anti-federalists agreed when that was later added.
Federalists were for a strong federal government and didn't think that the Bill of Rights is necessary for the government to run without corruption. Anti-federalists thought that the Constitution didn't properly protect their rights like a Bill of Rights would do. However, in the end the Federalists let the anti-federalists have the Bill of Rights.
The Antifederalists didn't really have a problem with the Constitution itself. What bothered the Antifederalists the most was that the Constitution had no way of guarunteeing peoples burthrights, or rights that cannot be taken away. This resulted in th creation of the first 10 Amendments, or the Bill of Rights, to acccompany the Contitution.
Hamilton was opposed by the antifederalists, who believed that the US would be better off with the states in power, not a strong central government. The antifederalists were led by Thomas Jefferson. Even though the antifederalists lost the argument, they greatly influenced the first 10 amendments in the US constitution, also known as the Bill of Rights.
The Bill of Rights (first ten amendments to the constitution) was the one condition for ratification of the constitution. why?.... Antifederalists feared that even though the Constitution contained protections Habeas Corpus, Ex Post Facto, and Bill of Attainder, they were not enough to protect ALL the civil liberties (unalienable rights) of the people and demanded the Bill of Rights to fulfil them.