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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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