The Bill of Rights
By Danielle La-O & Philip Exconde
Creating the Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments of the Constitution. It was created to protect the rights of the individual citizens. Before it was drafted, the Federalists thought that the Bill of Rights was unnecessary. While Anti-Federalists, who demanded a Bill of Rights, were afraid that the government would abuse their power and that the people would lose their freedom. Without a Bill of Rights, the Anti-Federalists wouldn't support the Constitution, which was needed vitally for it to be passed. After debates and revisions, the Bill of Rights was drafted and included in the Constitution. It was passed by the Congress in September 25, 1789, and ratified in December 15, 1791.