Sam Langston

Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights was accomplished at the Continental Convention on December 15, 1791. James Madison wanted The Bill of Rights to appease the Anti-Federalists without detracting from the powers of the Federal Government. The Bill of Rights gave freedom to the citizens of the United States. The Founding Fathers consider it a document that was not mostly protected by the government, but the American people themselves are vested to safe guard their own rights. Today, the Bill of Rights is still important to us, as American citizens, today in the United States.

The Bill of Rights is still the same like it was 150 years ago.

Citations for research:

Gutzman, Kevin R. C. "Bill of Rights." Encyclopedia of the New American Nation. Ed. Paul Finkelman. Vol. 1. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. 206-209. U.S. History in Context. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.

"The Bill of Rights." American Eras: Primary Sources. Ed. Jennifer Stock. Vol. 5: Development of a Nation, 1783-1815. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. 235-239. U.S. History in Context. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.

"Bill of Rights." UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Vol. 1. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 155-159. U.S. History in Context. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.