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George mason and other delegates address that the Constituion may need a bill of Rights
Their propose was denied and the Constitution on September 17th, 1787 went into full effect
September 12th 1787 Constitutional Convention
A Bill of Rights was needed as Anti-Federalists like George Mason feared the central governement would have too much power
After Constitution was ratified in 1788, James Madison began to draft A Bill Of Rights
October 6th, 1787 Federalists responded with the State of the House speech written by James Wilson that addressed that at a state level a bill of rights is needed because"everything not reserved is given", but not at a federal level because "everything which is not given, is reserved." This speech was given to all angry citizens in Philadelphia, where the Constitution was signed.
James Madison took the absence of the Bill of Rights, and began to draft them, and on June 8th, 1789 proposed 17 amendments to the Congress.
In August, 1789 Congress began to examine the proposed amendments
On September 25th, 1789 Congress sent 12 Amendments to the state legislatures for ratification
December 15th, 1791 Virginia finally ratifies the Bill of Rights, and is the last state to do so
December 15th, 1791 Bill of Rights added to Constitution in the form of 10 amendments
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