Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the 1st 10 amendments of the United States Constitution. The Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties.
-Sees government as a (strong central government). Checks and balances: political factions would check each other, thereby preventing any one faction from gaining too much power. They were supporters of the constitution. They did not want the Bill of Rights. They wanted to limit the governments power.
Opponents of the Constitution. They tried to get the constitution ratified which was not an easy process. Feared an overly powerful central government. Wanted Richmond to have more power than Washington D.C. Wanted the Bill of Rights. They would not agree to the Constitution without a Bill of Rights.