TITLE

After the Bill of Rights

AUTHOR(S)
Burgan, Michael
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Bill of Rights;2001, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
With the Bill of Rights in place, more Americans supported the U.S. Constitution. Remaining Anti-Federalists lost whatever influence they once had. But the conflict between people who supported a strong national government and those who favored states' rights did not end. New amendments to the Constitution made slavery illegal and gave African-Americans legal rights. Before that time, slaves had no legal rights under the Constitution. The U.S. Senate, however, removed this amendment, regarding the Bill of Rights as limiting only the federal government.
ACCESSION #
10931690

 

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